Tulsi Gabbard on Tucker Carlson Tonight: 'Hillary Hates Me Because She Can't Control Me'

Appearing on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News Friday night, Democratic presidential candidate and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard explained why Hillary Clinton opposes her candidacy so strongly: she knows that she can't control Tulsi.

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard (and Jill Stein, but who cares about her?) of being a Russian tool. Tulsi didn't take that accusation lying down. She immediately took to Twitter where she blasted Hillary and called her "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long." Harsh words, but they were, of course, very measured in tone if you remember that Hillary accused her, a veteran (!), of being a Russian plant.

It was a good defense, and her tweets were retweeted by many tens of thousands of Twitter users, but Tulsi wasn't quite done yet. In the evening, she appeared on Tucker Carlon Tonight, where she explained why Hillary hates her so much.

"This is about Hillary Clinton sending a very strong message saying that because I am, and have long been, calling for an end to our country's foreign policy of waging one regime-change war after the next -- the likes of which we have seen in Iraq, Libya, and ongoing in Syria -- and because I'm calling for an end to this new cold war nuclear arms race, that I'm a Russian asset and a traitor to the nation that I love. And not only are they saying that about me," Tulsi explained, "they are basically sending that message out to every veteran in this country, every service member, every American, anyone watching at home who is fighting for peace and who is calling for an end to these regime-change wars... They are saying that you are also a Russian asset, and you are also a traitor to this country. That's really what's happening here."

When Tucker Carlson pointed out that it's rather a terrible accusation to accuse a political opponent of being a traitor, Tulsi Gabbard explained that the reason Hillary Clinton and her ilk are so aggressive is actually quite simple: "Ultimately she knows that she cannot control me... I stand against everything that she represents," Tulsi said.

"And that if I'm elected president, if I'm the Democratic nominee, she won't be able to control me, she won't be able to manipulate me, she won't be able to continue to work from behind the curtain to continue these regime-change wars that have been so costly," she went on about Hillary. "Thousands of my brothers and sisters in uniform were killed in Iraq, a war that she championed. Their blood is on her hands. I am calling for an end to these regime-change wars. This is why she's speaking out strongly and smearing my character, and trying to undermine my campaign. And just as she's doing this to me, this is what will happen to anybody who's doing the same."

After this, Tucker pointed out that Hillary is far from the only one who has gone after Tulsi Gabbard. Sure, Hillary is more ferocious in her approach, "but it's almost like the Washington foreign policy... are united" when it comes to Tulsi and her positions.

"This is something that happened, literally from the day I announced my candidacy," Tulsi said. "It's become very clear now who's behind it and why, and that's Hillary Clinton and her proxies, the war-mongering foreign policy establishment, who are conducting this coordinated smear campaign, and now we know exactly why," she went on. "It's because I'm standing up and speaking out strongly against the Hillary Clinton legacy, the warmongering legacy of waging these regime-change wars, continuing to escalate these tensions between the United States, nuclear-armed countries like Russia, China, this nuclear arms race bringing more profits to the military-industrial complex."

Although I'm not exactly a fanboy of Democratic politicians, Tulsi is 100 percent correct. There is this group of Democratic hawks -- Democratic warmongers -- who truly hate and fear her because of her opposition to American Empire... and Hillary Clinton is that gang's leader. It has taken her a while to go public, but now that Tulsi is gaining some traction, Hillary clearly feels the need to intervene.

It's sickening, it's disgusting, but it's always what we've come to expect from the foreign policy establishment. After all, they're doing the exact same thing to President Trump... and again for the exact same reason. Yes, the establishment truly is sick and rotten to its core.