Putin’s invasion Ukraine pits Russia against most of the world, leaves the Kremlin communicators yearn for any tidbit of pro-Russian sentiment in the United States. Today, state television attracts a plethora of quotes translated almost exclusively from two Western accents: Tucker Carlson belong to Fox News and former US President Donald J. Trump. They have a plan to reward both: Carlson with a high craving interview with Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Trump with a free PR campaign designed to light his way back to the White House.
Last Thursday, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a chart. This allegation is absurd and confusingly avoided by the responsible mainstream media, but Tucker Carlson immediately accepts it. Speaking of the accusations later that same day, Carlson did his best to remove any doubt about his motives. He speak: “What is the content of that story? We’re not sure. We know what it means to ask, why wouldn’t it? You are not a Russian spy repeating Putin’s discrediting points if you ask. You are a good citizen. “
Even so, Carlson has issued a disclaimer, Kremlin propagandists see Hunter’s biolab material as the right kind of toxic waste that could bury his father’s chances of re-election in 2024. On Sunday, Russian state TV presenter Vladimir Soloviev opened his program, Soloviev Livewith a clip of Tucker Carlson’s only from March 16. In the clip display by Russian propagandists, Carlson berated Congressman Maria Salazar of Florida for not forcing Ukraine to yield to Russia’s “peace agreement”, which in essence demanded no different from total surrender. Carlson said, in part: “I just ask you, does it happen that many lives can be saved if we encourage the peaceful resolution already on the table? Are you doing anything in that direction? ”
Soloviev’s spectacle continues to show Russian attacks on the city of Lviv in western Ukraine, coinciding with Biden’s visit to Warsaw about 45 miles away across the border in Poland. assertive that Russia bombed that particular city to send a direct message to Biden. Soloviev added that “the cruise missile that hit Lviv” was “the perfect response to Biden’s speech.” While pro-Kremlin mouthpieces are seething with anger against the incumbent US president, they remain take root for the return of his predecessor.
Virtually connected to the set for his weekly appearances on the show is Dimitri Simes, head of the Center for the National Interest. The Mueller report documented extensive interactions between Simes and his organization with top Trump campaign officials. The Center for the National Interest hosted candidate Trump’s first foreign policy speech in 2016. attend by Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the United States. In 2015, the center ordered meetings with the US Treasury Department and Federal Reserve officials about convicted Russian spy Maria Butina and then-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia Alexander Torshin.
Soloviev said of Simes: “I cherish his friendship.” Simes replied, “For me, it’s always been a great honor to be on your show and a lot of fun.” During their discussion, Soloviev brought up the biolab conspiracy theory and its potential impact on the upcoming 2024 presidential election. He said: “Russia has presented a deck of cards in Trump’s favor, because documents discovered in Ukraine, plus evidence discovered on Hunter Biden’s Notebook, represent the involvement of Hunter Biden’s company in biological programs in Ukraine. Some English-speaking media picked it up, and of course China got it. Can Trump’s people use this as an offensive campaign against Biden and his family? ”
Simes mused: “Not only are they doing it, they’re doing it. But this will be very difficult to do, because the mainstream US media, with the exception of Fox News perhaps… mainly support Biden, not Trump. They are constantly trying to put out any information that could harm Biden as some kind of malicious conspiracy, somehow involving Russia and Vladimir Putin. Now there is a new term in the US press, which did not exist before. They don’t say “Russian attack against Ukraine,” or even “Russian invasion of Ukraine.” Nor would it suffice to describe it as “Russian aggression.” That is not enough now. They must have added, “baseless and completely gratuitous.” When Trump says something, they describe it as “Trump made a false statement.” When Tucker Carlson started saying something – Fox News’ top commentator – they immediately said that Tucker Carlson was speaking at Putin’s suggestion, that he was getting his articles from Moscow. “
Soloviev conjectured: “Dimitri Konstantinovich [Simes] points out that you can’t hear this view anywhere — not even on Fox News — except for Tucker Carlson. ”
Back in 2021, in his TV show Evening with Vladimir Solovievserver pined for the return of his favorite US president: “Things are good under Trump… Listen to Trumpushka.” After playing a clip of Trump’s Sean Hannity interview in which the former president dismissed the idea of helping Ukraine fend off Russian aggression, Soloviev sighed:[He is] miss. “Between the war in Ukraine, which is likely to turn into a protracted struggle, and the U.S. crush punishment, only one candidate shows promise to potentially undo the consequences of Russia’s aggression and significantly limit US support for Ukraine. Capturing these prospects, Kremlin statements are openly signaling Russia’s intention to participate in another US election.