Earlier this week, President Donald Trump raised a lot of eyebrows across the political spectrum when he said that he’d rather “take the guns first” and “go through due process second” when it came keeping firearms out of the hands of mentally ill people.
At the top of Thursday night’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Fox News host was less than thrilled with Trump’s comments. How upset was he? He did a “What if Obama…” over the remarks.
After criticizing the president for expressing support for a raise in the age limit to buy guns — calling that proposal “sneaky propaganda” that won’t save lives — he then took issue with Trump suggesting some lawmakers are puppets of the NRA. That is when he brought up POTUS’s “due process” line.
“Now, I mean, how honest do you want to be?” Carlson pondered. “Imagine if Barack Obama had said that? Just ignore due process and confiscating guns? Obama would have been denounced as a dictator.”
He continued, “We would have denounced him first, trust me. Congress would be talking impeachment. Some would be muttering secession.”
Carlson went on to say that this wasn’t about a battle between the president and the NRA but about the Constitution.
“Those rights are what makes us citizens and not mere subjects of the powerful,” he noted. “The president needs to be reminded of that maybe we all do once in a while. If voters wanted that kind of government they could have voted Democrat.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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