Tucker Carlson is the most popular host on Fox News for a reason.
A Republican that was thinking of running for president in 2024 found that out the hard way.
And one top Republican instantly regretted picking this fight with Tucker Carlson.
Tucker Carlson invited South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on his show to allow Noem to explain why she vetoed a bill banning biological males from playing in girls’ sports.
Donald Trump declared that protecting women’s sports from unfair competition from men was a cornerstone of the America First movement.
And since Noem was widely considered to be a top tier 2024 contender, Carlson gave her a platform to explain why she betrayed Donald Trump and his supporters on this issue.
Carlson broke down the conflict explaining that the bill to ban boys from playing girls’ sportswas wildly popular in South Dakota, but Noem wavered when Amazon threatened to pull a warehouse out of the state and the NCAA warned they would not allow South Dakota to host collegiate championship events if Noem signed the bill.
“So here you have this bill, which I think all polling shows is popular in your state, I think would be popular nationally, you said you’re excited to sign it,” Carlson explained. “Big business intercedes, NCAA, Chamber of Commerce, and Amazon and tell you not to sign it. And you change your mind. I think a lot of our viewers are wondering your thinking on this and how exactly this happened.”
Noem responded that she vetoed the bill because she was afraid of losing a lawsuit over the bill.
“Well, that’s not true, Tucker, and thank you for inviting me to be on the show tonight,” Noem responded. “I could sign the bill the way that it is today. And then also, but it wouldn’t solve the problem. And that’s the real issue. As I looked at the bill and examined it, and have been discussing with legal scholars for many months on how to protect women’s sports, this bill would only allow the NCAA to bully South Dakota, and it would actually prevent women from being able to participate in collegiate sports. So what I’ve done is I’ve asked the legislature through a style and reform — is ask them to change the bill —” Noem began.
Carlson immediately sniffed out the weakness in that answer noting that Noem was backing down from a fight rather than telling the NCAA to pound sand because popular opinion was in her favor.
“Oh, so you’re saying, so hold on, just to be clear, it’s not the bill … so, you’re saying the NCAA threatened you and you don’t think you can win that fight?” Carlson stated. “They said if you sign this, we won’t allow girls in South Dakota to play and you don’t think you can win in court, even though the public overwhelmingly supports you nationally. And so you’re caving to the NCAA? I think that’s what you’re saying.”
Noem tried to fight back, but it was obvious that she just didn’t have the stomach for this fight.
Many conservatives considered Noem a first-stringpresidential candidate in 2024 because she stood up to the COVID fascism pushed by the corporate media and tyrannical so-called “public health experts.”
Noem rejected economy-killing and freedom-infringing lockdowns and mask mandates.
The number one attribute Republican voters are looking for in a 2024 candidate is someone who fights.
And Noem just failed a major test in the eyes of many voters.
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