Watch: Tucker Carlson May Have Dealt a Death Blow to a Nikki Haley Run
Did Fox News host Tucker Carlson just deal out a death blow to Nikki Haley’s presidential dreams on Friday in Iowa?
The Daily Caller co-founder and TV host made some statements about Haley during his keynote speech at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday night.
And on his Monday Fox News show, he spoke about what he said.
“We spoke about some of the politicians who should not be running the country. We were pretty specific about it.”
Carlson also posted on Twitter a clip of his insights.
Tucker told the crowd in Iowa that he would never forget it as long as he lived. Then he began quoting a statement from Haley after George Floyd’s death and the riots that followed in many American cities in 2020.
Carlson said that the former United Nations ambassador said, “In order for healing to occur, what happens next must be personal and painful for everyone.’”
Tucker took issue with this saying, “Really, why’s that?”
He maintained that Haley used the death of George Floyd to make a statement that would please The New York Times because she cared about what its constituency thought.
Carlson said, “That’s just true. It doesn’t mean she’s a bad person, I don’t think she’s a bad person. I’ve always liked Nikki Haley,” Tucker continued. “If she was right here, I would tell her to her face: I like you.”
“[I] don’t want you in charge of anything,” he continued. This was met by laughter and applause from the Iowa audience.
“Because the second things get intense, the second the other side really unleashes and starts yelling so loudly that you can’t think clearly, I want a leader who can still think clearly.”
Tucker didn’t mince any words and clearly took a shot at Nikki Haley’s movement towards running for president.
While we were in Iowa last week, we spoke about some of the politicians who should not be running the country. Here's one of them. pic.twitter.com/sJBSmpKiuN
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 19, 2022