Tucker Carlson learned that Spain’s socialist leader first met with George Soros shortly after he took power in the country.
Speaking with Vox leader Santiago Abascal about the ongoing protests happening in Spain, where thousands have railed against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s plan to give amnesty to Catalan separatists in exchange for political support, Tucker learned there was something much deeper happening.
“One of the things that Spain has in common with other Western countries that are becoming less democratic is the involvement of George Soros, who is a major player in Spanish politics,” Carlson began.
“Why would George Soros, who is not Spanish and has no connection to Spain that I’m aware of, be involved to the degree he is in Spanish politics?” Tucker asked.
“George Soros is Hungarian,” Abascal said.
“Not only is he unloved in Hungary, he’s not well regarded in other countries around the world, because he tries to exert his influence.”
“George Soros was the first person to meet with the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, when he was elected. I questioned Pedro Sánchez instead,” Abascal added.
“I’m sorry, George Soros was the first person to meet with the newly elected left-wing Spanish President? George Soros?” Carlson asked, visibly shocked.
“Exactly,” Abascal said.
Ep. 40 Spain’s descent into tyranny seems eerily familiar. Opposition leader Santiago Abascal is one of the few people standing up to it. We traveled to Madrid to talk to him.— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 17, 2023
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“That’s the news that was published in Spain, and the government has denied it. When I questioned President Sánchez about that meeting he never answered before Parliament, he has never answered clearly,” Abascal continued.
“They admire people like that. There is this curious alliance between the extreme left and global multi-millionaires.”
“It is a strange alliance for this left-wing that has been anti-globalization but which now joins forces with the multi-millionaires who want to rule the world, and want to tell us how to live our lives while they live like kings,” he added.
Carlson noted that a key Soros signature was mass immigration.
Tucker asked Abascal whether mass immigration is something that Spaniards want.
Abascal responded by saying the vast majority of Spaniards are against mass immigration, adding that the media portrays the issues in Spain much differently from the reality of Spaniards.
“Anyone who wants immigration to be legal and orderly is called a xenophobe.”
Protesters say Sánchez is ignoring the rule of law for political gains.
According to The Daily Caller, Sánchez attempted to create his own cabinet, and in order to do so, he needs seven votes from the Catalan separatist party that started a coup and tried to break away in 2017.
Catalan’s leader, Carles Puigdemont, fled to Belgium to avoid being tried. Others involved, who have already been convicted, would also be granted amnesty.
Sánchez said he’s willing to grant amnesty in order to get new votes and hold onto power.