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Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.” Congressman gabbard joins us on the road I believe from Iowa. Thank you very much for coming on.

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>> Thanks, tucker.

>> Tucker: Just to the factual first, are you a Russian sleeper cell?

>> [Chuckle] Let me tell you what this is about. 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 from regime change to regime change next ongoing in Syria and calling for an end to this new Cold War and nuclear arms race that I’m a Russian asset and a traitor to The Nation I love. Not only do they say that about me, they are basically sending this message out to every veteran in this country, every service member, every American, everyone watching at home fighting for peace and who was calling for an end to these regime-change wars, and they are saying you are also a Russian asset, you’re also a traitor to this country. That’s really what’s happening here.

>> Tucker: It’s one thing to say I disagree with you, I think you are wrong, you are crazy, even. But to say you are betraying your country, I should remind our viewers you are a veteran. But any American is maturing his or her country is a different level. I’ve never heard anybody at Hillary Clinton’s level say something like that. Speak of the reason why she’s doing this

>> Ultimately she knows she can’t control me. I stand against everything she represents and if I’m elected president, if I’m the Democratic nominee and elected president she won’t be able to control me. She won’t be able to continue to work from behind the curtains, to continue these regime-change wars that have been so costly. Hundreds of my sisters and brothers were killed in Iraq, a war she championed. Blood is on her hands. This is why she’s speaking out strongly and smearing my character and trying to undermine my campaign. Just as she is doing this to me, this is what will happen to anybody who is doing the same.

>> Tucker: I certainly noticed that. I will say it’s not just Hillary Clinton. One of our producers pulled together a quick list here. Samantha Power, when she was quick to foreign policy advisor to President Obama has also gone after you. Analysts from CNN and MSNBC have joined in. It’s almost like the Washington foreign policy establishment may not like Hillary Clinton but are united with her in this question.

>> This is something that happened literally from the day I announce my candidacy for president. As I said in my tweet earlier, it becomes very clear now who is behind it and why and it’s Hillary Clinton and her proxies, the warmongering foreign policy establishment who are conducting this coordinated smear campaign. And now we know exactly why. It’s because I am 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 profit to the military-industrial complex. I will end these counterproductive policies and redirect our taxpayer dollars back towards serving the needs of our people right here at home. I want to send a message, tucker, to your viewers here tonight. Whether democratic and Republican, independent, libertarian, whoever you are. If you are sick and tired of Hillary Clinton’s warmongering policies, come join our campaign, you need our support. You can join us at Tulsi Tulsi2020.org.

>> Tucker: In your response to her, you said make it explicit, get in the race. Any indication she will? She has been publicly speaking a lot. Do you think that’s real?

>> I don’t know. We’ll see. For her to come out and actually speak for herself, come out from behind the curtain and stop using these proxies, then it will again be clear that this is a race between Hillary Clinton and myself. Voters will be given a very clear choice, a clear choice between choosing Hillary Clinton and all that she represents and continuing these warmongering policies and corruption, or supporting me and my candidacy and the leadership I seek to bring as a Democrat to take our Democratic Party back so it’s the party of, by, for the people, fighting for peace, fighting for the people, fighting to protect our planet, and lead our country forward, to bring people together around our unifying principles and freedom of who we are as Americans.

>> Tucker: Enough with the McCarthyite nonsense. Tulsi Gabbard joining us tonight live. We appreciate it.

>> Thank you.

>> Tucker: Two presidents, two