New York (CNN Business)On Friday afternoon President Trump praised Tucker Carlson along with other conservative Fox News stars. “We have great people,” Trump said. A few hours later Carlson tore into Trump’s decision to authorize the US airstrike that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani. While he mostly refrained from criticized Trump directly, Carlson condemned “chest-beaters” who advocate for foreign interventions. He asked four questions that made clear his anti-war point of view: “Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? And who’s actually benefiting from this? And why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire from which there is no obvious exit? By the way, if we’re still in Afghanistan, 19 years, sad years, later, what makes us think there’s a quick way out of Iran?” “Nobody is thinking like that right now,” Carlson added. “Instead, chest-beaters like Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska are making the usual war-like noises, the noises they always make.” Carlson’s commentary on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” stood out on a network of outspoken supporters of the president and Thursday’s airstrike. Read More Right after Carlson’s 8 p.m. show expressed doubts about the strike and… Read full this story
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