Fox News host Tucker Carlson – one of Donald Trump's most trusted supporters on the cable news – urged the president's lawyers to advance unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about the election.
At one point during his program, Carlson even compared them to UFO sightings.
In particular, the Fox News host targeted Sidney Powell, one of Trump's campaign lawyers, who said Thursday that millions of votes were cast by the president on Joe Biden.
“This is possibly the most open-minded show on television. We're literally doing UFO segments, ”said the Fox News host. "But despite many inquiries, she never sent us evidence … neither side."
"(Powell) has never shown that a single actual software vote was illegally transferred from one candidate to another, not one," added Carlson.
Another domino falls. Tucker Carlson follows Sidney Powell. pic.twitter.com/wkEp81e3D3
– Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) November 20, 2020
If you lose Tucker Carlson, it's time to pack your bags
In the past few weeks, with Donald Trump causing tantrums and promoting conspiracy theories about the election, most Republicans have either humored the president or kept quiet.
It's a bad sign for Trump that Tucker Carlson is slowly pulling away from him, calling his fraud claims unfounded and outlandish.
For the past four years, Donald Trump has survived politically because right-wing media outlets like Fox News created an alternate reality in which he and his MAGA supporters could live.
It allowed him to get away with one scandal after another that no previous president could have survived.
On Thursday evening, that alternate reality collapsed slightly, signaling that the house of cards could be on the verge of falling on Trump.
When you start losing Tucker Carlson as the Republican president, you know the end is near.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.