Did Tucker Carlson Deal A Death Blow To Nikki Haley’s Presidential Hopes?


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Daily Caller co-founder and Fox News host Tucker Carlson may have dealt a death blow to former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley’s presidential hopes Friday in Iowa.

Tucker first made the statements about Haley during his keynote speech at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday night.

“We spoke about some of the politicians who should not be running the country. We were pretty specific about it,” Tucker reiterated on his Monday night show, a clip of which was shared on Twitter.

“I’ll never forget it as long as I live,” Tucker told the audience in Iowa, before quoting Haley’s statements after George Floyd’s death and the subsequent riots that overtook many American cities in 2020. “And then she said, ‘in order for healing to occur, what happens next must be personal and painful for everyone.'”

Tucker responded, “Really, why’s that?”

He argued that Haley had used the death of George Floyd to make a statement that would please The New York Times because she cares about what the publication and its readers think. “That’s just true. It doesn’t mean she’s a bad person, I don’t think she’s a bad person. I’ve always liked Nikki Haley,” Tucker continued. “If she was right here, I would tell her to her face: I like you.” (RELATED: ‘Mad Scramble For Power’: Tucker Describes What It Will Look Like When Biden ‘Inevitably’ Steps Down)

“[I] don’t want you in charge of anything,” he continued, which was met by laughter and applause from the audience. “Because the second things get intense, the second the other side really unleashes and starts yelling so loudly that you can’t think clearly, I want a leader who can still think clearly.”