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Tucker Condemns Extremist Anti-Trump Rhetoric: 'No Telling How Much Blood Will Flow'

By Alexander Watson | November 9, 2020 | 2:01pm EST
Tucker Carlson on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Nov. 5, 2020. (Screenshot)
Tucker Carlson on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Nov. 5, 2020. (Screenshot)

During his introductory monologue on Thursday, FNC's Tucker Carlson denounced the dangerous rhetoric coming out of left-wing media about the election, particularly comments made by retired Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher program earlier this year.

Similar to some of the poisonous rhetoric of today, Wilkerson casually discussed the U.S. military fighting against gun-toting Trump supporters and wondering "how much blood will flow," if Trump refused to leave the White House.

“Democrats have been thinking about this for a long time, it turns out – none of the rest of us have, but they have,” Carlson said about the current election fiasco. “This summer, John Podesta played Joe Biden in an election simulation that Democrats held. In that simulation, according to reports, Podesta ‘wanted to see what the military would do if Donald Trump refused to accept the election results.’”

Carlson then played a clip of Wilkerson commenting on that scenario to Bill Maher,  “If Trump calls his base to the streets with their guns, his base owns something like 60 to 70 percent of three-hundred, four-hundred million guns in America. If they answer that call and come to the streets with guns, then we probably are going to have a need for the military, and then all bets are off as to how much blood might flow.”

“The military?” said Carlson. “So what exactly would the military do? It's shocking even to think about something like that.”

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“Keep in mind that Wilkerson is not a fringe figure. He’s not some guy muttering to himself on a city bus,” Carlson stated. “Wilkerson was once chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, look him up, he is a famous man.”

“How much blood might flow,” Carlson continued. “So here you have one of the people who brought you the war in Iraq fantasizing out loud about killing even more civilians, in this case American citizens, Trump voters, in the streets of our cities. People didn’t used to talk like this on television, and on Fox News they still don’t because we wouldn't allow it.”

Carlson finished by saying of Wilkerson’s comments, “That’s violent extremism.”

Wilkerson is currently listed as Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. According to the college’s bio-page, Wilkerson served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell 2002-2005. Powell was instrumental in advising then-President George W. Bush to invade Iraq in 2003. 

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Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson stated during an August 7 interview with Bill Maher on HBO:

“If Trump calls his base to the streets with their guns, his base owns something like sixty to seventy percent of three hundred, four hundred million guns in America. If they answer that call and come to the streets with guns then we probably are going to have a need for the military, and then all bets are off as to how much blood might flow.”

A transcript of the quoted section of Tucker Carlson Tonight follows:

Carlson: Democrats have been thinking about this for a long time, it turns out. I know the rest of us have, but they have. This summer John Podesta played Joe Biden in an election simulation. the Democrats held. In that simulation, according to reports, Podesta “wanted to see what the military would do” if Donald Trump refused to accept the election results. The military? So what exactly would the military do? It's shocking even to think about something like that. But others have thought about it. This summer a retired army colonel, called Lawrence Wilkerson, went on the Bill Maher show, on HBO, to discuss that question. As you watch the clip we are about to show you, Keep in mind that Wilkerson is not a fringe figure. He’s not some guy muttering to himself on a city bus. Wilkerson was once chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, look him up, he is a famous man. He has since taught courses at a couple of famous universities. Here’s what Wilkerson said:

Wilkerson: If Trump calls his base to the streets with their guns, his base owns something like sixty to seventy percent of three hundred, four hundred million guns in America. If they answer that call and come to the streets with guns then we probably are going to have a need for the military, and then all bets are off as to how much blood might flow. 

Carlson: How much blood might flow. So here you have one of the people who brought you the War in Iraq fantasizing out loud about killing even more civilians, in this case American citizens, Trump voters, in the streets of our cities. People didn’t used to talk like this on television, and on Fox News they still don’t because we wouldn't allow it. That’s violent extremism.   

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