“We’re speeding toward assassination, obviously, and no one will say that,” he told Adam Carolla. “I don’t know how you can’t reach that conclusion.”
Carlson claimed that “permanent Washington” ― which consists of “both parties” ― wants the former president out of the picture completely.
He said “they” have already tried protesting him, calling him names, impeaching him twice and indicting him four times.
“And every single time his popularity rose,” Carlson claimed despite polls showing that Trump’s favorability rating since leaving office has held steady in the high 30s and low 40s, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Carlson said none of those efforts have forced Trump out.
“What’s next?” he asked. “I mean, you know, graph it out, man!”
It was also the network’s number-one show.
While at the network, Carlson was notoriously sycophantic toward Trump, and just last week released a fawning interview with the former president on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Behind the scenes, however, he held a very different point of view.
“I hate him passionately,” he wrote in a Jan. 4, 2021, text message in which he said he “can’t wait” until a time when he can ignore Trump.