tv Tucker Carlson Tonight FOX News July 1, 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT
>> martha: a stunning victory in wimbledon. a 15-year-old defeated idol venus williams. congratulations. good night. >> ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." we are live from south korea. just behind us is the dmz. that's the barrier that separates this country south korea from the dictatorship from north korea run by kim jong-un. we will have an interview in a few homosexuality. -- moments. the president invited us to come with him here to the most heavily defended border and we
witnessed history. the president held a meeting with kim jong-un. the first american president to set foot in north korea. he walked with kim alone across the border. we stood a few feet away and walked back and held a press conference standing in the middle of the room. we were there. it has implications that are much more broad than just the pictures. the president had a summit with kim in hanoi that collapsed and his efforts to denuclearization north korea were dead. those hopes may be revived. it was a remarkable scene and we have pictures we took there. here they are. >> ♪ >> tucker: behind me are two countries that could not be more different.
on the left is south korea. you can see the flag flying. to the right less than half a mile is north korea. you can it there. the red and the blue flag. that village right behind my right shoulder is fake. there are no inhabitants there and no floor in the buildings. it's a propaganda village to show the standard of living in north is high. no one is fooled by. it you are really right here looking at the greatest divide on planet earth. on the left one of the richest countries in the world. on the right the poorest. >> [whirring]. >> we are taking this live on tv right now. is that okay? >> tucker: standing on the north
korea border, president trump with the south korea president about to meet with the north korea leader. north korea security behind me. >> hey, hey, hey. come on! guys. >> mr. president, how do you feel? >> i feel great. it's a great honor to be here. >> this is an expression of his willingness. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> tucker: that was unbelievable. sorry, i got to watch this. >> it's a great day for the world and an honor for me to be here. >> tucker: that was mind blowing! the president walks across with kim jong-un. stood right in the middle of the
street. almost no one around as you can see. the famous blue houses. kim was visibly winded from the probably 20 yard walk. looked bewildered. a lot of cameras go off in his face. we were 4 feet away from him. he seemed out of his element. i feel like something amazing just happened. something just happened with security. there are a lot of them there. appears to be military leader and party leaders and a lot of body guards. some are really aggressive. a couple went after some american journalists. our secret service responded dramatically and there was a scuffle in very tight quarters
on the way in to the conversation between trump and kim. so kim just walked back into his country. these are the north korea security guards. they don't like being filmed. also travelling with kim was a pretty large contingent of photographs and cameraman. kim stood right in front of the american cameraman. our secret service tried to push them back and this man right here, it got intense. he doesn't want to be filmed. the bible tells us that blessed are the peacemakers. that holds no weight in the democratic party. the many candidates runing to
replace the president in 2020 they were not impressed with this president. they claimed protecting the world from nuclear devastation is not worth shaking hands with a very badman. >> despite 3 years with bizarre foreign policy from this president, this country is no safer when it comes to north korea. >> i am not sure why this president is so bent on elevating the profile of a dictator like kim jong-un. >> we have seen a history of donald trump announcing a summit and nothing comes out it. it's not as easy as bringing a hot dish over the fence to the dictator next door. >> i have no idea why he is shaking hands with the dictator. you don't reward that kind of behavior with a visit from the president of the united states. >> tucker: we don't get to have
a war? at msnbc, watch an analyst tell you it's immoral not to have a war. >> it makes me want to puke. my reaction as an american who carries about democracy and human rights. the fact that donald trump is going out of his way to kiss up to this monster. >> tucker: you heard from lawyers, journalists and whatever category beto o'rourke is in these days. what does someone who commanded troops think of the president's meetings? colonel douglas mcgregor is retired from the u.s. army. washington is not imppressed. should the rest of us be impressed? >> absolutely. it took great courage on the part of the president, but he
knew to re-start the process of denuclearization, he had to make a grand gesture. he took the extra step and went forward to mr. kim. he knows that north korea is in ruins. north korea really is finished. it lags behind africa. north korea needs help. or things will fall apart over there in ways we would rather not see. i am sure the president discussed with this president xi who supported him. we don't want a war under any circumstances. no one in northeast asia does. president trump has the courage to step forward and make it clear we will contribute to a peaceful outcome. >> tucker: what would be the motive behind the statements you saw? everyone is washington said it's immoral for the president to shake hands with someone as evil
as kim jong-un. that's worse than the prospect of nuclear war. where does that attitude come from? >> well, clearly if you want to promote human rights and improve the position of the korean nation. president moon really speaks for the majority of the korean nation. he wants the people in north korea to enjoy a better standard of living and a better life. he knows that once these two are in contact with each other, this regime as we have seen if over the last 50 years won't survive. i think washington takes the view that any change that disrupts the money flow, that changes the larger national security construct, the stationing of forces anywhere, anything that threatens that status quo is bad. president trump from the beginning has been the great disruptor.
fortunately for the american people, he is disruptive and he will produce peace in northeast asia whether people like it or not. >> tucker: you would have to be stupid to want to preserve the status quo in korea. what is the next step to a permanent peace? >> there are a couple of things the president will want to do. first make an end of war declaration. the korean war never ended. we have a status quo which doesn't admit to peace. we take the position the war is unending. that has to stop. president xi wants an end to it and so does moon and so does mr. kim. you take off the table once and for all the use of force to change the status go on the peninsula. we don't want to do that. and mr. kim doesn't want to see
his country liquidated through military force. the second thing and i think president trump needs to turn the operational control of all of the forces in south korea over to president moon and his generals. that's something that is long overdue. we should not be commanding all of those forces. when that happens, that's a very powerful signal. it says that south korea is sovereign. the decisions will be made by the koreans and not us. it's after all their country. it's not ours. >> tucker: that seems like something the president might be open to. you are one of the few people in washington that said say that. that's why we enjoy having you on. thank you. at the dmz meeting, kim jong-un was breathing heavily and sweating after walking just a few yards into south korea with
the president. he is overweight but and this suggest serious health concerns that will affect international diplomacy. doctor, it was clear, i don't know if it came through in the pictures. we were just a couple of feet away from kim jong-un, that he was winded. like he was breathing through a straw after walking probably 25 yards. why? >> you described that very accurately for a non-physician. i know you were just 3 feet away from him. i think of obesity hyper-ventilation syndrome. somebody obese with a thick neck and the fat in the neck suppresses breathing. so you breathe rapidly. you take shallow breaths and you may have sleep apnea at night as well. on top of that, we know he is a
heavy smoker. as a heavy smoker, that can interfere with lungs. i don't know if he was wheezing. a wheeze sounds like a whistle. if he is wheezing, that implies either asthma or emphysema. i don't know this for sure. even in his 30s. if he is chain smoking as long as he has, he could have early emphysema and he could be wheezing. he travels with a portable toilet. that may be so foreign governments are not able to analyze what he is taking. he could be on steroids or inhalers? that would impact how long he could stay? power and stay healthy in he is healthy. >> tucker: interesting. there is so much we don't know about kim jong-un. we don't know his age. he is 35 we think or 36.
but this is a man -- we don't know the name of his wife. a lot of this is seculative. -- speculative. would you be concerned if you were his physician? >> absolutely. the conditions i talk about all lead to fatigue and need for special machinery on sleeping. the smoking and the obesity and the thick neck will lead to major health issues. if he keeps chain smoking he will have a big problem. i would be concerned about his health based on what i have seen and what you described over there as my assistant. >> tucker: i am hardly a physician but it was very, very noticeable. thank you very much. life in the dmz is south korea, no matter how bad your day has been you had more fun than one of kim jong-un's body guards.
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president has about the rest of the world. china's rise is always first on the list. chief rival of the united states. the u.s. came within minutes ever starting a war with iran and in afghanistan american troops are still dying 18 years after the fall of the tag -- taliban. we asked the president
about all of those things in part one of our interview. you met with the chinese president, are you closer to a trade deal? >> we have a very good meeting. he wants to make a deal and i want to make a deal. the largest deal ever made of any kind not only trade. he will buy a lot of farm products while we negotiate and i am going to not increase tariffs which i could do. we will put our teams together and continue a great negotiation. i think we can do something that will be historic.
but we will see. we are going to see. i am in no rush. we have a situation that works very well for us and i am sure he is happy. they will buy a lot of farm products and we won't increase tariffs at this moment and see what happens with the negotiation. we have a very good meeting. >> tucker: do you think your political opponents in the united states are on your side? >> i think they are. i think they like the fact that i charged tariffs. china has been beating us badly for many years. president obama and biden did nothing. i don't think i have to say that anymore. in fairness to president obama, nobody did. it was crazy. we have a deficit of 506-billion dollars. this has been going on for years and years.
we rebuilt china and they did a great job. i don't discredit them for what happened. i discredit our people who should have been doing what i am doing right now. it's not pleasant. our farmers have been incredible. they are patriots. it will pay off big for the farmers. >> tucker: came close to sending the u.s. military to strike iran and you pulled back. some wanted you to strike iran? >> and a lot of people gave me a lot of credit. a lot of people said that was a great presidential moment which was shocking to hear. we -- they shot down an unmanned drone they said was over their territory. it was not. they had to give me everything i wanted to know by 7 o'clock. they gave me everything but didn't tell me how many people
would die. i know a lot of iranians from new york city and they are all great people. we are all great people. i said how many people will die? they said at least 150. they shot down a drone and we will kill 150 people or many more. you never know. nobody does it better than us. you don't know how many people will die. i said i don't like it. we didn't send them out. that was incorrect reporting. no, i made the final decision not to do it. i built up a lot of great capital. if something should happen we are in a position to do far worse by not doing it. hopefully we don't have to do anything. iran since we terminated that horrible deal. it was a truly horrible deal.
and you and i are not so different. we want to have peace and build our roads. we can't have iran have nuclear weapons. you may even agree on that. your show is great. i watch it a lot. you can't have iran have nuclear weapons or certain other countries have nuclear weapons. it's too devastating. they are having a lot of difficulty in their country right now. hopefully at some point they will come back and say we have to make a deal. we will see what happens. >> tucker: two american service men killed in afghanistan this week. how much longer do you think our troops will stay? >> i wanted to pull them out. i pulled a lot out. we were at 16,000 and we are down to 9,000, which a lot of people don't know. in syria i pulled most of them out. and we defeated the caliphate. their land we took back 100%.
but isis is strong cold crazy. that doesn't mean they will walk into a store and blow it up so i never say defeated them. but they were decimated. other people did not do what i did. there is no military like our military in the world. i don't want to have to use it very often, but we took back the caliphate. with afghanistan, it's 19 years. we should not have been there 19 years. 19 years they are building hotels -- we are. we had a holiday inn that cost numbers 10 times what it should have cost. built a gas station that cost 80-million dollars. maybe more. if they report 80 that means more. we had the greatest fighters in the world. but when you are 19 years, you
are becoming like a police force. we have pulled it back. we are negotiating with various people. we want to get out of a lot of areas. we should not be there. we are the policemen for the whole world. russia doesn't police the world. they police russia. china doesn't have troops everywhere. they have people taking out minerals underground. in afghanistan we have troops in a rough country and a beautiful country and on the other ridge china is there taking our minerals. now their people tend to be shot as they operate the machines. it's not the safest place. we reduced the force in afghanistan which i don't talk about very much. >> tucker: could you see getting
out entirely? >> the problem is -- i would like to get out. it's a lab for terrorists. i call at this time harvard for terrorists. when you look at the world trade center, they were trained. they attacked the wrong country. they didn't come from iraq. they came from various other countries. they all formed in afghanistan. it's probably because it's at base of so many countries and it's rough. mountains and a lot of good hiding places. but i would leave very strong intelligence there. you have to watch. if you were in my position and a great looking central casting, a general walks up to your office and i say we are getting out. yes, sir, we will get out.
what do you think about this? sir, i would rather attack them over there than in our land. it's always a very tough decision with what happened with the world straight center. you and i feel similar. when you have military people saying i would rather attack them over there than have them hit us over here and fight them on our land, that's something you have to think about. we will leave very strong intelligence, more than you would think and do it that way. we have row reduceded forces in afghanistan. >> tucker: the pentagon announced that another american soldier died in afghanistan. elliott j.
robbins. he is the 11th american soldier to die in afghanistan just this year. we talked to the president about more than foreign policy. when we come back we ask the president about the homeless in the united states contrasted to asia. and big tech. this is one of kim jong-un's body guards. i took photos with my iphone. they didn't like to be photographed but i thought it was worth preserving. we'll be right back. my reputation was trashed online,
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reelection campaign with the slogan keep america great. america has problems like homelessness and opioids and big tech. we asked the president about all of them in part 2 of our interview. here it is. google by some measures is the most powerful company in the world. they don't want you to get reelected. can you get reelected if google is against you? >> i have heard that about google, facebook and twitter. i want them against me. >> tucker: they didn't think you would win? >> well, they fought me hard and are fighting me hard right now. i think the democrats want to shut them out and so do a lot of republicans want to shut them up. if you look at twitter, i have millions and millions of people on twitter. it's a very good arm for me. it's great social media.
but they don't treat me right. i know for a fact, people try to follow me and it's very hard. i have so many people that say, sir, they make it hard to follow. what they are doing is wrong and possibly illegal. a lot of things are being looked at. google is very powerful, but i won. a poll came out today. i am at 55. and you can add 10 to whatever poll i get. i never get good press. i used to get great press. now because of what i stand for and represent and nobody has had 93%. i am talking about stories that should be good and they make them bad or should be great and they make them neutral. let i won and i will win again. when they say it's the most powerful they may be.
facebook was against me. they were all against me. twitter was against me. i don't think twitter would be the same without what i do on twitter. but they just have this crazy disposition. the philosophy. and yet -- the democrats are opposed toem this. to them. >> tucker: what the tech companies may be illegal. is there a role for the justice department? >> there could be. i don't want to say whether or not they are doing something. there are a lot of people that want us to. pick up a newspaper and read it or watch fox or some other network. there are a lot of people that want us to take action against facebook, twitter and amazon. amazon also. a lot of people want us to take action. >> tucker: are you going to? >> i can't say that, tucker. >> tucker: you come to osaka and
tokyo. the cities are clean. there is no graffiti. no one going to the bathroom on the streets. very different from our cities? >> some of our cities. >> tucker: new york city, san francisco and los angeles they have a major problem with filth. >> it's very sad. >> tucker: why is that? >> it's a phenomenon that started 2 years ago. it's disgraceful. i am looking at is very seriously. we are doing other things as you probably noticed. you can't do that. you can't have where police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat. they are getting very sick. people are getting sick. the people living there are living in hell. some of them have mental problems where they don't even know they are living that way. perhaps they like living that way. they can't do that. we can't ruin our cities. you have people that work in those cities, they work in
office buildings. to get into the building they have to walk through a scene that no one would have believed possible. this is the liberal establishment. this is what i am fighting. i don't know if they are afraid of votes. i don't know if they really believe that this should be taking place. but it's a terrible thing that is taking place. we may be -- i had a situation when i first became president. we had certain areas of washington, d.c. where that was starting to happen. i ended it very quickly. you have leaders of the world coming into to seat united states they can't be looking at that. -- see. they can't be looking at sequen sequence -- scenes like los angeles and san francisco. i own property in san francisco. it was so beautiful. now areas that you used to think as very special, you look at what is going on with san francisco, it's official.
-- terrible. we may intercede and do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. it's inappropriate. we have to take the people and do something. we have to do something. we are not very equipped as a government to do that kind of work. that's not really the kind of work that the government probably should be doing. we never had this in our lives before in this country. it's not only those few cities. at the same time most of our cities are doing great. these are usually sanctuary cities run by liberal people and the states are run by very liberal people. do these governors or mayors, do they really think this is a positive? do they think it's okay? it's not. it's destroying their city. it's destroying a whole way of life. it's
not our country. it's not what our country is all
about. >> tucker: we have more of that interview with the president. we asked him later about ufo's and tell you what he said friday during a special edition of this show. more going on in the news. beto o'rourke has been outside of the united states to drum up support for his campaign in mexico. amazingly. as we go to break another still photograph taken on the iphone one of kim jong-un's body guards. their faces tell you a lot. we'll be right back. everyone's got to listen to mom.
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>> ♪ >> tucker: welcome back to "tucker carlson tonight." we are broadcasting live from the border between north and south korea on the dmz. the president met yesterday with the dictator of north korea and was the first america president to sit foot on their soil. the president is not the only american traveling abroad. yesterday while the president was in korea, beto o'rourke of texas was campaigning for votes in mexico. true. beto went to jaurez and met migrants and said american is to blame for all of their problems. watch. >> we know people are losing
their lives. they are no longer to process. they are trying to cross in between ports of entry. we put them in this precarious position and caused the suffering. we have the opportunity to make this better and right. >> tucker: it's america's fault you are breaking our laws. if beto o'rourke real or is this actually a right winger doing a propaganda video designed to undermine the left? that has to be the case. watch this. beto went on to stay that america must accept all migrants from everywhere in the world because we are responsible for global warming all of it. >> we have to remember they are fleeing the deadliest countries
c compounded not by the fact they are facing droughts caused by us. when you are unable to grow your own feed to feed yourself, you have no choice but to come here. >> tucker: is beto o'rourke for real? that's the question some people are asking. the host of west coast news. great to see you. there is no scientific evidence to support anything this moron just said. is it a legitimate for a presidential candidate to campaign for votes in a foreign country? >> well, he is not campaigning for votes in mexico. he is listening and learning. these are the deadliest countries in the world.
failed governments in el salvador and honduras, that need help and manmade climate change scientists said contributed to the food insecurity. two-thirds of their people suffer from food insecurity. that causes people to flee. >> tucker: since we are getting to root causes. spain went to latin america and started a culture that has been corrupt for 500 years now. why is that the fault of the united states? why does spain never get any credit for wrecking the entire region. do you know what the answer might be? >> some people do talk about spain. i would talk about the monroe doctrine when the united states got involved in latin america. ever of since then we have a responsibility to make sure for
our own national security to help those countries out and our failed drug war contributeed toula of the problems we are seeing right now. beto was right. >> tucker: is there anybody in america -- we act like it's easy to fix guatemala. they have been working on it for hundred of years and they failed. who has the secret recipe to fix guatemala and honduras? >> i don't know that there is one individual. if we got the right people together. >> tucker: oh! >> it's a combination of economic issues and government functioning issues. i think that president trump with his example of meeting with kim jong-un in the dmz could be an example we could use in central america as well if american leadership decided to intervene in places that are in our own back yard and
contributing to human being flying violence. >> tucker: i thought our intervention wrecked those countries but you are saying we should intervene more. i am confused. now we need to meddle more. you are not sure how it will fix it but we are obligateed to do it. >> look at economic incentives and help them rebuild their own economy and put incentives in place to ensure good government with our reformation of failed drug war to defund the cartel. we can use the banking sector like we do with iran and north korea against the cartels. we are not doing that. we sure could. >> tucker: ethan, thank you. there are a growing number of
studies that show social media are making american lives much worse. facebook is getting rich and you receive a product that makes you feel lonely and the suicide rates are spiking. americans are addicted to social media and they are designed to be addictive just like cigarettes. the co-founder of wiki pedia is calling on americans to go on strike against social media this week. we are delighted by the idea. tell us what you are proposing. >> i am proposing a global
strike which could be the biggest strike in history. in objection to our treatments at the hands of the social media giants. so, i think this a horrible problem. basically the root problem that i see is they have selected owl of our data in silos they control. facebook and twitter has silos. they can't talk with each other. they act like the data they hold on to is theres. that's -- theres. generates other problems. for example, they sell our data to the highest bidder. what makes that possible is that the data is not encrypted.
they don't want it to be encrypted because then they would not be able to use it. >> tucker: if you are watching, i want to get to the action part. i want viewers understand how they can participate. i think people feel powerless in the face of massive tech companies. what can you do? >> july 4th and 5th, i want you to not participate in any of the big centralized social media met york yorks -- networks except to share your displeasure and say you are on strike and encourage your friends to do the same. also sign the declaration of digital independence.
that's something i have written that explains the problems and lays out a solution according to which we own our own data and we contribute to a common pool. it tears down the sillos and makes it possible for different apps to talk to each other. >> tucker: and disempowers some of the worst people in america. larry sanger, thank you. i hope this makes a difference. >> are you going to strike? >> tucker: of course! i am already on strike! i don't use social media. [laughing]. good to see you. for years antifa has rioted in the streets and hurt people. the left ignores them or cheers them on, on cnn. they nearly murdered a journalist over the weekend. that journalist just got out of the hospital and joins us next.
he was at a rally over the weekend minding his own business covering the news. he is a journalist. when he was beaten almost to death by antifa. wound up in the hospital. he just got out and joins us on the program. andy, i am glad that you are capable of doing the interview. told tell us what happened. >> on saturday i was at a protest brought to us by antifa allies, we were a stone's throw away from portland's most important institutions of the law, the court houses, the sheriff's office, the precinct while hearing people chant "no hate, no fear." i am suddenly bashed on the back of my head. from behind. and from there, i am a very passive person, i have never been in a fight, it took me a few seconds to realize that i was actually even hit in my head when i realized what was
happening, it was too late. the mob of people all dressed in black and wearing masks started beating me with their fists. and some of them use objects to hit me. i don't know how many people were involved. it seemed like five, ten, 15, or 20. it could've been that many. they beat me so much that i lost control of my gopro camera that it was holding which was then stolen from me, and when i thought it was over, i was wrong, i put my arms up to try to shield my face as well as to signal to them that i was surrendering, and that i was not there to fight, but it really signaled to them to be more aggressive, so than they started dumping what i believe were milk shakes, and eggs, throwing it at my face.
which blinded me so that i could not see. and i was kicked some more, punched some more. and all this time i kept thinking, where the police? i could still see the county justice center in front of me, but no police ever arrived. i eventually stumbled away. bleeding. across the park, and i lost my balance, so i sat down on the ground in front of the courthouse and from there, a medic s.w.a.t. team informed me that in order to get in an ambulance to be taken to a hospital, i would have to walk to the police precinct, in other words, walk back in the direction of the demonstrators who just attacked me. later that night after arriving in the emergency room, i had a ct scan that confirmed that i was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage.
>> tucker: from which you are suffering neurological damage. this is a group that cnn's prime time anchors have defended and promoted. i saw that andrew yang, who is running for president as a democrat attacked antifa for their spirit have you received any support from any other democratic officeholders in portland or nationally? >> not that i know of. >> tucker: not that i know of. what? that tells you everything. and we are happy that you are at least capable of joining us tonight. it is a shocking story. and enraging story. we wish you the best on your recovery and we hope you will come back. thank you. >> thank you. >> tucker: shocking. farewell tonight from the north korean border with one more look at those north korean bodyguards. they really were remarkable. they tell you everything. that man, in particular, he was not a fan.
[laughs] that is it for us tonight. we will be back tomorrow night 8:00 p.m., the show that it is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. good night from korea, sean hannity is next. jason chaffetz is in for sean tonight. >> hey, tucker, thank you for the report. welcome to "hannity," i am jason chaffetz in person on, and michael horwitz is nearing the end of its investigation into fisa abuse. in just a few short weeks, the truth will be revealed in deep state corruption will be exposed. congressman john ratcliffe was recently briefed by michael horwitz on the investigation and coming up, the congressman will be here to give us a preview on the upcoming events. keep in mind, there are multiple ongoing probes into rampant corruption, misconduct, leaking, political bias, all while james comey was heading up the fbi. in a recent