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- Tucker Carlson called for the US to send an armed force to “liberate” Canada from Justin Trudeau.
- He compared Trudeau to Fidel Castro and said he was “completely in favor of a Bay of Pigs operation.”
- Carlson said “I mean it” after making the outlandish statements.
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson suggested that the US should send troops to “liberate” Canada from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
While interviewing Canadian college professor David Azerrad on his Fox Nation show, Carlson compared Trudeau to Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro and referenced the trucker protests against COVID-19 restrictions last year.
“I mean, why should we stand back and watch our biggest trading partner, the country with which we share the longest border – and actually a great country, I love Canada. I’ve always loved Canada because of its natural beauty – Why should we let it become Cuba?” Carlson said.
“Why don’t we liberate it? We’re spending all this money to liberate Ukraine from the Russians, why are we not sending an armed force to liberate Canada from Trudeau? And I mean it.”
—Media Matters (@mmfa) January 26, 2023
Carlson said he was “completely in favor of a Bay of Pigs operation” in Canada, not acknowledging that the operation to overthrow Castro’s government was a failure.
Carlson’s guest responds, “I don’t know that I’m there yet with you,” prompting Carlson to laugh and admit that he was “talking himself into a frenzy.”
Although he has previously been known for his antiwar stances, the Fox host has at times made controversial comments about global conflicts.
Carlson has previously said he was rooting for Russia in the conflict in Ukraine, which he later claimed was a joke following widespread condemnation.
He has also previously suggested military action against another of the United States’ neighbors when in 2019, he advocated for the US to “strike back” at Mexico.