Tucker Carlson released a wide-ranging interview with Tristan Tate, the brother of controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate, on Sunday.
The Tate brothers were released days ago from house arrest in Romania, where they are facing charges of human trafficking and rape. They deny all wrongdoing.
Watch the interview below:
"The Tate brothers have just been released from house arrest in Romania, so it seemed like a good time to hear from Andrew's brother, Tristan," Carlson wrote in a Post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Ep. 14 The Tate brothers have just been released from house arrest in Romania, so it seemed like a good time to hear from Andrew's brother, Tristan. pic.twitter.com/ljOFphj02F
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 6, 2023
Tristan acknowledged running a "webcam business" in a "previous life" before his turn to Christianity, but insisted the issue has "no connection" to the pending criminal case, which accuses the brothers of coercing women to make porn online.
"In a previous life, me and my brother used to run a streaming company essentially where pretty girls would stream online and talk to dudes online," he said.
He said human trafficking has a "loose" definition in Romania and that two women who were arrested for working with the Tates, Georgiana Naghel and Luana Radu, were pressured through "psychological torture" to falsely accuse the Tates.
Echoing his brother Andrew, whom Carlson interviewed previously, Tristan claimed the case is political and motivated purely by animosity toward his brother and his controversial comments on gender roles.
"The gender role stuff. Telling men to be men. It's just dangerous for what Andrew calls the Matrix or the Deep state," he said.
Tristan spent much of the interview discussing morality, the decline of the Western world and his preference for more traditional societies like Romania and Saudi Arabia - saying he no longer feels "safe" in America, where people have to worry about "some psychopath on the subway attacking you."
"What does New York have that Dubai doesn't?" he asked.
He doubled down on his brother's claim that the Tates are being persecuted by anti-male Western elites in the "Matrix" who want to create docile men and people without roots or family ties.
"They don't want anybody to have anything to be proud of. It's the reason buildings are ugly, it's the reason they'll take down your national flags."
He asserted that the "dream of the West is dying," which has left people looking eastward for refuge from the evils that plague secular societies.
"They know that when you let morality slip, society falls apart," Tristan said of the Middle East.
Elon Musk, who owns X, commented on the interview, "More interesting than you may expect."