Gergen said Trump’s criticisms of the press and actions as president appear to illustrate the advent of “authoritarian regimes.”
However, Carlson disagreed, pointing to pieces of the left’s agenda that Gergen is apparently overlooking.
He said that people who “want to weaken American democracy” would work to “disarm the population” to render the population dependent on the government.
Carlson said authoritarians tend to systematically target opponents and institutions like the family or churches, something leftist organizations do.
In another similarity to what Trump is dealing with, Carlson said authoritarians will use “an entrenched unelected bureaucracy to neuter any leader [they] haven’t handpicked.”
He said the left’s insistence on a continuance of illegal immigration is proof they seek to replace the “old population” with a “new and obedient one.”
“Trump isn’t doing any of that – the ruling class is,” he said.
Let's say you were an authoritarian & wanted to weaken American democracy. How'd you do it? 1) ban free speech 2) disarm the country 3) undermine families and churches 4) Empower unelected bureaucrats. Trump isn't doing that. The ruling class is #Tucker @FoxNews
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 20, 2018