Tucker Carlson Calls Out Washington Post For Flip-Flop On Homeless Crisis

If President Trump walked on water, the headline would be Trump can’t swim. Most are familiar with this joke because the underlying sentiment behind it is essentially the truth. Once the liberal media gets wind of President Trump’s position on an issue, they actively go against it. On his Tuesday night show, Fox News host Tucker Carlson highlighted the most recent example of this in the pages of The Washington Post.

The press has a recent track record of referring to emergencies as “manufactured crises,” from a surge in illegal immigration to the homeless epidemic running rampant in America’s big cities. Carlson discussed the Post’s effort to downplay homelessness after President Trump recognized it was a problem in a recent interview with him:

The press mocked that. Over on MSNBC, Jeb Bush's idiotic former spokesman "oh that's so absurd." Really, have you been outside recently? Here's how The Washington Post responded to it, "What homeless crisis?," they said. Seriously, a headline last night on the Post reads this, "Trump paints a dark picture of homelessness in cities." Really? Have you walked outdoors? As the Post lectured you, your eyes are lying. Those massive tent encampments destroying our greatest cities, authorities doing nothing, that's not real. There's not really a homeless problem. Homeless numbers are down, they told us. Trump's "dark picture" is just a right-wing fever dream, he's senile, he's a hater.

 

 

Ironically, it was only a few months ago that the Post had a very different perspective on the issue:https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Here's something interesting though, just a few months ago that very same newspaper, The Washington Post, had a very different view. In March, the Post wrote that, "The significant growth in tent encampments nationwide has become one of the most visible signs of the nation's failure to alleviate widening inequality." In that same piece the newspaper admitted that tent camp cleanups have nearly quadrupled in Washington D.C. in just the past four years. In another piece in March, the Post said that burgeoning tent cities "symbolize the depth of the nation's affordable housing crisis and inability to solve its homeless problem."

So what happened? Did some miracle occur in the last three months that changed all of this? That eliminated homelessness and made it a joke to The Washington Post and Jeb Bush's former flack over at MSNBC? What changed? Well, the press changed. So Trump comes out for something and suddenly they're against it. It doesn't matter what it is. It could be open borders, it could be antifa, falling wages, doesn't matter. If the President notices a crisis, they decide it no longer exists. Who's the marionette? Who's the buffoon? I think you know.


The media would rather pull wool over their eyes to grave problems in society than note President Trump acknowledged the truth.

Transcript below:

Tucker Carlson Tonight

8:21:49 PM

7/2/19

 

(Plays portion of interview with President Trump discussing the homeless epidemic)

 

CARLSON: The press mocked that. Over on MSNBC, Jeb Bush's idiotic former spokesman "oh that's so absurd." Really, have you been outside recently? Here's how The Washington Post responded to it, "What homeless crisis?," they said. Seriously, a headline last night on the Post reads this, "Trump paints a dark picture of homelessness in cities." Really? Have you walked outdoors? As the Post lectured you, your eyes are lying. Those massive tent encampments destroying our greatest cities, authorities doing nothing, that's not real. There's not really a homeless problem. Homeless numbers are down, they told us. Trump's "dark picture" is just a right-wing fever dream, he's senile, he's a hater. Here's something interesting though, just a few months ago that very same newspaper, The Washington Post, had a very different view. In March, the Post wrote that, "The significant growth in tent encampments nationwide has become one of the most visible signs of the nation's failure to alleviate widening inequality." In that same piece the newspaper admitted that tent camp cleanups have nearly quadrupled in Washington D.C. in just the past four years. In another piece in March, the Post said that burgeoning tent cities "symbolize the depth of the nation's affordable housing crisis and inability to solve its homeless problem." So what happened? Did some miracle occur in the last three months that changed all of this? That eliminated homelessness and made it a joke to The Washington Post and Jeb Bush's former flack over at MSNBC? What changed? Well, the press changed. So Trump comes out for something and suddenly they're against it. It doesn't matter what it is. It could be open borders, it could be antifa, falling wages, doesn't matter. If the President notices a crisis, they decide it no longer exists. Who's the marionette? Who's the buffoon? I think you know.

 

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