Following his April cancellation from Fox News, Tucker Carlson returned with the premiere of his show “Tucker on Twitter” on Tuesday.
In the opening minutes of his first broadcast, Carlson referred to the demolition of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine as an “act of terrorism.”
The Kakhovka reservoir was drained, and downstream villages were hit hard by floods after a section of the dam collapsed on Tuesday, along with a neighboring hydropower plant. Ukrainian and Russian rescue workers rescued thousands of victims. Russia and Ukraine have blamed one other for the dam’s collapse.
Parts of southern Ukraine and practically all of Crimea, which has been under Russian administration since its annexation by Moscow in 2014, relied on the dam and reservoir located on Russian-controlled territory for their fresh water supply. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant used water from the pool. The plant relies on water from an artificial lake, but authorities are concerned about what will happen when the lake dries up in a few months.
While the dam’s destruction would be disastrous for Ukraine, Russia would suffer far more. And that’s why the Ukrainian government has pondered destroying it,” Carlson added, referring to a December Washington Post report that detailed military exercises the Ukrainian government considered conducting before deciding against demolishing the dam.
As more information becomes available, the possible causes of the dam’s collapse become clearer. Carlson stated that any reasonable person would assume the Ukrainians were responsible for the explosion.
He attacked the “American media” for having accused Russia of false-flagging an attack on their land. He also attacked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Nikki Haley, a former U.N. ambassador now a presidential candidate for the Republican Party, for their support of Ukraine.
As long as Twitter is dedicated to free speech, Carlson wants to host his new show, where he promises to question media orthodoxies.