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  • WE WILL SEE YOU BACK HERE

  • TOMORROW.

  • BE WELL.

  • ♪ ♪

  • >> Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND

  • WELCOME TO "TUCKER CARLSON

  • TONIGHT."

  • FOR THE PAST WEEK, ALL OF US

  • HAVE SEEN CHAOS ENGULF OUR

  • BELOVED COUNTRY.

  • THE VIOLENCE AT THE DESTRUCTION

  • HAS BEEN SO OVERWHELMING,

  • SHOCKING, AND AWFUL, AND VIVID

  • THAT IT HAS BEEN HARD TO THINK

  • CLEARLY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON. H

  • STEP BACK FAR ENOUGH TO ASK EVEN

  • THE OBVIOUS QUESTION.

  • THE MOST OBVIOUS OF COURSE IS

  • WHAT IS THIS REALLY ABOUT?

  • WHAT DO THE MOBS WANT?

  • THEY CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION,

  • THEY HAVE NO IDEA, THEY JUST

  • WANT FREE iPADS.

  • BUT WHAT ABOUT APPLE ITSELF AND

  • THE REST OF CORPORATE AMERICA

  • WHICH IS ENTHUSIASTICALLY

  • SUPPORTING THE RIOTS?

  • WHAT ABOUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS,

  • THE MEDIA FIGURES, THE CELEBRITY

  • CELEBRITY, WHAT DO THEY WANT OUT

  • OF IT?

  • THAT'S THE CENTRAL MYSTERY.

  • NOW SUDDENLY, IT IS OBVIOUS.

  • SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBVIOUS THE

  • FIRST DAY.

  • THIS IS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP.

  • OF COURSE IT IS.

  • WE JUST COULDN'T SEE IT.

  • FOR NORMAL PEOPLE, DONALD TRUMP

  • IS A PRESIDENT.

  • YOU MAY LIKE HIM, YOU MAY NOT

  • LIKE HIM, BUT EITHER WAY, THEY

  • WILL BE ANOTHER PRESIDENT AT

  • SOME POINT AND WE WILL MOVE ON

  • AS WE ALWAYS HAVE.

  • FOR DONALD TRUMP'S ENEMIES,

  • THERE IS NOTHING ELSE.

  • EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TRUMP,

  • EVERYTHING.

  • DONALD TRUMP DEFINES HER

  • FRIENDSHIPS, THEIR CAREERS,

  • THEIR MARRIAGES.

  • DONALD TRUMP AFFECTS HOW THEY

  • RAISE THEIR CHILDREN.

  • DONALD TRUMP OCCUPIES THE VERY

  • CENTER OF THEIR LIVES.

  • AS LONG AS HE REMAINS IN THE

  • WHITE HOUSE, THEY FEEL POWERLESS

  • AND DIMINISHED AND PANICKED THEY

  • CANNOT BE HAPPY.

  • AND EVERYTHING THEY DO, THEIR

  • OVERRIDING GOAL IS TO REMOVE

  • DONALD TRUMP FROM OFFICE.

  • AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE

  • TRYING TO DO NOW.

  • THAT'S WHAT THESE RIOTS ARE

  • ABOUT.

  • THE MOST PRIVILEGED IN OUR

  • SOCIETY ARE USING THE MOST

  • DESPERATE IN OUR SOCIETY TO

  • SEIZE POWER FROM EVERYONE ELSE.

  • GOT THAT?

  • THAT'S THE SOME OF IT.

  • THE MOST PRIVILEGED ARE USING

  • THE MOST DESPERATE TO SEIZE

  • POWER FROM THE REST OF US.

  • THEY ARE NOT SEEKING RACIAL

  • JUSTICE.

  • THEY WERE SEEKING RACIAL

  • JUSTICE, THEY WOULDN'T BE

  • DENOUNCING THEIR FELLOW

  • AMERICANS.

  • WHAT THEY ARE SEEKING IS TOTAL

  • CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY.

  • AND IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT

  • NONE OF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO

  • WITH GEORGE FLOYD.

  • SHAME ON THOSE WHO PRETEND THAT

  • IT DID, THOSE WHO FELL FOR THE

  • LIE, AND THOSE WHO KNEW BETTER

  • BUT PLAYED ALONG BECAUSE THEY

  • ARE COWARDS.

  • THERE WERE MANY OF THOSE.

  • YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE, AND

  • SOMEDAY, WE WILL LOOK BACK AT

  • ALL OF THEM WITH CONTEMPT.

  • MEANWHILE, THE MANY PROMOTERS OF

  • THIS CHAOS REMAIN CLEAR.

  • THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING

  • ON, AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY HOPE

  • TO ACHIEVE BY IT.

  • WITH EVERY NIGHT OF RIOTING,

  • THEY GROW BOLDER.

  • NOW THEY ARE OPENLY DEFENDING

  • VIOLENCE ON TELEVISION.

  • >> PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT THE

  • PROTESTERS AND THE LOOTERS, AND

  • IS JUST PEOPLE WHO WERE

  • FRUSTRATED.

  • >> THEY ARE FRUSTRATED AND THEY

  • ARE ANGRY AND THEY ARE OUT THERE

  • AND THEY ARE UPSET.

  • SHOULDN'T BE TAKING TELEVISIONS,

  • BUT I CAN'T TELL PEOPLE HOW TO

  • REACT TO THIS.

  • >> I'M PROUD OF THE PROTESTS AND

  • I THINK IT'S PART OF THE

  • TRADITION OF NEW YORK.

  • THE VIOLENCE IS BAD,

  • REPREHENSIBLE, BUT IT IS NOT THE

  • OVERWHELMING PICTURE IN

  • NEW YORK.

  • >> DESTROYING PROPERTY WHICH CAN

  • BE REPLACED IS NOT VIOLENCE.

  • >> MANY SEE THE PROTESTS AS THE

  • PROBLEM.

  • PLEASE SHOW ME WHERE IT SAYS

  • PROTESTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE

  • POLITE AND PEACEFUL.

  • >> Tucker: YOU ARE CRUSHED BY

  • THIS, YOU CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S

  • HAPPENING TO YOUR COUNTRY, BUT

  • FOR THE PEOPLE YOU JUST SAW, THE

  • REAL PROBLEM IS THAT THE RIOTING

  • IN SOME RARE PLACES IS BEING

  • STOPPED BY POLICE, AND THEIR AIM

  • IS TO FIX THAT.

  • THEY WOULD LIKE TO ELIMINATE ALL

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR GOOD.

  • TODAY, DEMOCRATS IN DALLAS TOOK

  • DOWN THE STATUE OF A TEXAS

  • RANGER FROM THE TERMINAL AND

  • STOOD IN THE AIRPORT FOR MORE

  • THAN 50 YEARS.

  • THE TEXAS RANGERS ARE COPS AND

  • COPS MUST BE REMOVED EVEN WHEN

  • THEY ARE MADE OF BRONZE.

  • MEANWHILE, THE LEGO TOY COMPANY

  • HAS SEIZED MARKETING SETS THAT

  • CONTAIN PLASTIC POLICE OFFICERS.

  • APPARENTLY TOO DANGEROUS FOR OUR

  • CHILDREN.

  • SO MUCH OF THIS GOING ON RIGHT

  • NOW.

  • IT ALL SEEMS LIKE ANOTHER

  • EPISODE OF THIS HYSTERIA THAT

  • GROUPS OUR CULTURE OUT OF

  • NOWHERE, YOU SHOULD KNOW IT IS

  • NOT THAT.

  • THIS IS ENTIRELY REAL, IT IS

  • BEING PUSHED BY SERIOUS PEOPLE,

  • AND THEY ARE DEADLY SERIOUS

  • ABOUT IT.

  • LAST NIGHT, THE PRESS SECRETARY

  • OF THE HILLARY CLINTON FOR

  • PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN IN THE LAST

  • ELECTION CYCLE THAT WE DID

  • "DEFUND THE POLICE."

  • CONGRESSWOMAN RASHIDA TLAIB

  • AGREES EXPECTING MORE SOON.

  • IN SOME PLACES, THEY ARE NOT

  • TALKING OR ACTING.

  • STEVE FLETCHER REPRESENTS THE

  • THIRD WARD IN MINNEAPOLIS.

  • BY THIS WEEK, HIS CITY HAD BEEN

  • COMPLETELY SCORCHED BY RIOTS, AT

  • LEAST 66 BUSINESSES WERE UTTERLY

  • DESTROYED BY FIRE.

  • AT THREE MORE VANDALIZED OR

  • DILUTED.

  • DOESN'T EVEN MENTION THAT.

  • INSTEAD, HE ATTACKED THE CITY'S

  • POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR TRYING TO

  • CONTAIN THE VIOLENCE.

  • "SEVERAL OF US ON THE COUNSELOR

  • WORKING OUT WHAT IT WOULD TAKE

  • TO DISBAND THE MINNEAPOLIS

  • POLICE DEPARTMENT.

  • YOU THINK PEOPLE IN THE CITY

  • WOULD BE SHOCKED BY THAT BUT

  • EVERYONE ELSE NODDED THEIR

  • APPROVAL.

  • WE DID THIS YESTERDAY, "THE

  • MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS

  • NOT REFORM A REFORM A BOWL.

  • COMING.

  • ACCORDING TO THE CITY COUNCIL

  • AND FLETCHER, ALL NINE MEMBERS

  • OF THE CITY COUNCIL ARE NOW

  • CONSIDERING GETTING RID OF THE

  • MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

  • HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT NOT JUST

  • THERE.

  • IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES,

  • MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI LOOKS OUT

  • ACROSS THE WORST RIOTING IN THE

  • NATION'S SECOND LARGEST CITY IN

  • A GENERATION, AND ALMOST 30

  • YEARS AND HIS CONCLUSION?

  • WE NEED FAR FEWER POLICE.

  • COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF THEY

  • HADN'T BEEN THERE.

  • HE HAS ANNOUNCED HE'S GOING TO

  • CUT FUNDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.

  • >> I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE WILL

  • NOT BE INCREASING OUR POLICE

  • BUDGET.

  • HOW CAN WE AT THIS MOMENT?

  • OUR CITY THROUGH OUR CITY

  • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

  • IDENTIFIED $250 MILLION IN CUTS

  • SO WE COULD INVEST IN JOBS AND

  • HEALTH AND EDUCATION AND

  • HEALING.

  • FOUND THAT THOSE DOLLARS NEED TO

  • BE FOCUSED ON OUR BLACK

  • COMMUNITY HERE IN LOS ANGELES.

  • AS WELL AS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

  • AND WOMEN AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE

  • BEEN LEFT BEHIND FOR TOO LONG.

  • WILL THIS INVOLVE CUTS?

  • YES, OF COURSE, TO EVERY

  • DEPARTMENT INCLUDING THE POLICE

  • DEPARTMENT.

  • >> Tucker: WHEN DEMOCRATS

  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY START SAYING

  • THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME,

  • YOU CAN BE CERTAIN THERE'S A

  • REASON FOR IT.

  • IN THIS CASE, THEY CLEARLY MEAN

  • IT.

  • ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT OF

  • THE L.A. POLICE COMMISSION, CITY

  • OFFICIALS MAKE UP $150 MILLION

  • FROM THE L.A.P.D.

  • MORE THAN 10% OF THE ENTIRE

  • POLICE BUDGET IN THE WAKE OF

  • RIOTING.

  • IN NEW YORK, 48 SEPARATE

  • DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SIGNED A

  • LETTER DEMANDING A $1 BILLION

  • CUT TO THE BUDGET OF THE NYPD.

  • WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?

  • THERE ARE REASONS, NOT THE ONES

  • THEY TELL YOU.

  • THEY TELL YOU IT'S ABOUT RACISM

  • AND THAT COPS ARE RACIST AND

  • MUST BE REINED IN.

  • MOST AMERICANS DON'T AGREE WITH

  • THAT.

  • THAT'S NOT THE EXPERIENCE THEY

  • HAVE.

  • IN FACT, POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE

  • ONE OF THE MOST TRUSTED