As former President Donald Trump faces one indictment after another, journalist and former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has stated his belief that the threats confronting him also include something far more sinister, namely, a possible assassination, as The Hill reports.
Carlson's words of warning came during his appearance earlier in the week on Adam Carolla's podcast.
In the conservative commentator's estimation, his suspicion that the country may be “speeding toward assassination” is due to the fact that every other tactic used by the left to remove Trump from the political stage has failed, and that his death could be seen as the only true solution to the dilemma he poses.
“Begin with criticism, then you go to protest, then you go to impeachment, now you go to indictment, and none of them work. I mean what's next?” asked Carlson rhetorically.
Carlson went on, “You know, graph it out man! We're speeding toward assassination, obviously. No one will say that, but I don't know how you can't reach that conclusion.”
That opinion may have been informed in some measure by an interview he conducted with the former president just last week, and which aired on X, formerly known as Twitter, at the same time the rest of the Republican presidential primary field took the debate stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
During their sit-down, Carlson inquired whether the former president feared he might be the subject of a plot against his life, given all of the rancor and investigations his political rivals have leveled against him in the recent past.
Carlson asked, “Are you worried that they're going to try and kill you? Why wouldn't they tri and kill, you? Honestly?
Issuing nothing resembling a denial of that very prospect, Trump replied, “They're savage animals; they're people that are sick.”
Carlson is by no means the only media personality who has expressed concern about the safety of the former commander in chief and current GOP primary frontrunner.
Conservative talk radio host Dan Bongino has made his feelings known about the dangers he believes Trump is currently facing, particularly in light of the criminal cases brought against him.
Speaking of those on the left who harbor nothing but hatred for the former president and are willing to put him in dangerous situations to score political points, Bongino recently said, “They're going to get Trump hurt, or worse. I speak to a lot of people about this and I'm telling you that Trump's life is in real danger. And the libs want it that way. They want him in danger, or worse.”
Though some on the liberal side of the aisle might view Carlson and Bongino's words as hyperbole, an incident just this week suggests that the opposite is true, with a Chicago woman having been arrested for issuing a series of threatening emails in which she vowed to kill not just former President Trump but also his teenage son Barron, as CBS News reported.
“I will shoot Donald Trump Sr. AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity that I get,” wrote Tracy Fiorenza to a Palm Beach school headmaster, and while it remains unclear whether she had the wherewithal to come anywhere near fulfilling that pledge, her words echo the same sort of unhinged venom liberals have been hurling at the former president and his family for years and which may gain new intensity as long his prospects in the 2024 electoral stakes remain strong.