Fox News host Tucker Carlson wondered aloud during his show Wednesday night about how long it will be until Trump supporters are punished by the government for their political beliefs.
“How long before they cut off your water and electricity?” Carlson asked. “Before UPS won’t deliver your packages?”
The cable news host listed examples in recent days of private companies engaging in political censorship, including news that insurance giant AIG canceled former baseball star Curt Schilling’s insurance policy because of his pro-Trump social media presence.
“Curt Schilling wrote a social media post defending Donald Trump,” Carlson said. “And in 2021, that’s not allowed. You can lose your insurance for that.”
Carlson then mentioned reports that President Trump’s bank abruptly terminated some of his bank accounts.
“You can also lose your bank account, your website, your access to email and social media, your ability to communicate with the outside world, and there’s nothing you can do about it because you can also lose your lawyer,” Carlson continued.
Tucker Carlson: How long until people who supported Trump are cut off from basic utilities like water or electricity (and more) for expressing their political beliefs?
Of late, that slope seems way slippier than any of us ever dreamed. pic.twitter.com/Jxe5vpc7rA
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield)
January 14, 2021
Carlson also criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for spending time criticizing Trump’s personal shortcomings rather than working to better the lives of the roughly 75 million people who voted for him.
“For the last week, slow learners like Mitch McConnell … have allowed themselves to be led into rhetorical cul de sacs on the question of Donald Trump’s personal character as a man,” Carlson said. “At no point does it seem to have occurred to McConnell, or any of these sort of geniuses clustered around him, that what is really at stake right now is not the future of Donald Trump … but instead the future of his voters.”