The Tucker Carlson Tonight show is one of the most-watched programs on television, averaging a nightly audience of 4.33 million viewers.
Carlson is by no means a standard conservative pundit. The political commentator started at CNN and co-founded the news outlet The Daily Caller.
Although considered by many a ‘conservative’, Carlson is often highly critical of the GOP establishment and sometimes clashes with ‘traditional’ free-market republicans.
Carlson’s 12-minute opening monologue describes and investigates the shift “towards dangerous authoritarianism” that Canada has taken in the last year.
“Trudeau’s internment policy has been in place since last month and as far as we can tell no major US network has even mentioned it, and neither has our State Department which ordinarily seems to exist to make unhappy noises about human rights violations around the world but not a word about Canada”, Carlson said.
Carlson referred to a Tweet from the prime minister of Canada, in which Justin Trudeau said that if a traveller’s COVID test result came back positive when entering Canada, spending the whole quarantine in a government-mandated hotel was “mandatory”.
“Suddenly Canada is a flagrant violator of the most basic human rights. Fail a COVID test and they will lock you up without trial. And go ahead and try to disobey, according to the Canadian government, anyone who attempts to avoid these rules (detention in a government internment facility for example) could face a million-dollar fine and three years in prison… “
“This is Justin Trudeau’s Canada. It’s funny – Trudeau always seemed like a cheerful idiot: wearing weird costumes and yammering on about diversity. Who knew he was Mussolini?”, Carlson added.