Andrew Tate’s brother Tristan has claimed ‘the dream of the West is dying’ – insisting the future lies in the Middle East because the US has become too criminal and woke up.
The 35-year-old former kickboxer and influencer was arrested by Romanian police alongside his brother for human trafficking, rape and running an organized crime network.
The young Tate, in an interview with Tucker Carlson that aired on Sunday, insisted that prosecutors had no evidence to charge him and said he expected to be cleared.
From the home in Romania where he and his brother, 36, remained under house arrest – which was lifted on Friday, but they must not leave the country – Tate told Carlson he was looking forward to returning to the Middle East. East for business.
“What is New York more than Dubai? said Tate, who has British and American citizenship and describes himself as an international businessman.
Tristan Tate, 35, spoke to Tucker Carlson from his home in Romania, where he was under house arrest at the time. The restriction was lifted on Friday, but he still cannot leave the country
Tate told Carlson he didn’t feel safe in the United States and the future was in the Middle East.
Tristan (left) is pictured with his brother Andrew, 36, at the Bucharest Court of Appeal on August 1
The tristan-tate.com website calls him “an excellent businessman and family man”, adding: “You could almost say that Tate is the real James Bond.”
Tate told Carlson: “Dubai has it all. It’s a wonderful place. The United Arab Emirates is a wonderful place. Saudi Arabia has recently opened up. And give it five, six, seven years – they have the money.
“Saudi Arabia is going to have nice, clean, beautiful, pretty and safe cities that every millionaire or billionaire in the world can enjoy.”
“And they can go there and enjoy the amenities and live their lives without the threat of a psychopath on the subway attacking you.
“And if you fight back, what happens to you?” Maybe 20 years – we’re about to find out. In two cases. It’s disgusting.
Tate, who declined to say what his business interests were in the Middle East, said he appreciated the strict law and order system in the region.
“They basically understand the issues that affect the downfall of society,” he told Carlson.
‘Go try to buy drugs in the Middle East. I defy you.
“They know that when you let morality slip, society crumbles.”
Tate, who said the 92 days he spent in a Romanian jail awaiting trial cost him “more than $50 million in lost income”, told Carlson he felt safe at the Middle East.
“I can drive my $5 million car in the Middle East with my $2 million watch.
“I can go to various cafes, bars, have a few drinks, leave the car there, walk back. Leave the car unlocked.
‘No one steals. Because they treat crime and immorality very seriously.
Tate did not elaborate on his business connections in the Middle East, but said his 92-day prison sentence cost him $50 million.
Tate, who was born in Chicago but moved to the British city of Luton aged eight, said he was appalled at the state of American cities today.
He said the West had lost its luster and he fully supported the slogan of making America great again.
Tate, who told Carlson that he considers the study of history essential to understanding the present, said he believed America was heading in the wrong direction.
‘New York, 70s, 80s, California – probably the best places in the world to live. Literally,” Tate said.
“Now you have a billionaire who lives in New York, or a multi-millionaire who lives in New York, he’s older, he’s retired.
‘But what – he can’t walk the streets at all? He has to stay in his apartment? He needs bodyguards to go to the store, to the supermarket. He’s like: why not Dubai?
Tate, who said he became a Christian when he moved to Romania and found himself aligned with the traditional family values of the church, said he felt religion gave the Middle East its backbone.
“I will give credit to religion. I will give credit to the Islamic faith,’ he said, saying the Middle East has no arguments over LGBTQ issues or drag queen stories.
“They don’t want those *** bulls in the country.” They don’t want their children to learn immorality in their school.
“So if you have kids and you’re a very busy man, and maybe your wife is very busy too, and you want a comfortable environment where you know your kids can go to school and learn things like math and history, and geography, without drag queens reading stories to them.
“You can go to the Middle East and be assured of what’s happening in your school, in your home, in your family, on the streets.”
Tristan (right) and Andrew Tate are seen on July 17 arriving at the court in Bucharest
Tate told Carlson he understood why, 50 years ago, people dreamed of moving to the United States.
But he felt the dream was gone and said he didn’t feel safe in America.
“I feel like the dream of the West is dying,” he said.
‘So it’s like, where can I live the dream?
‘What is the dream? Nice happy life, nice wife, healthy children, good health care, safe, schools are fine, mass crime does not exist, drug use is not widespread.
“It’s crazy that this is now the dream. Isn’t it sad what happened?
“To use a famous slogan, I really hope someone can make America great again.
“But even I haven’t liked the United States for a long time.
“I’m going to the United States and I don’t feel safe. I don’t feel safe walking in the streets. I see the pandemic of homelessness and drug use.
‘How is this the capital of the free world? I look at leadership and it makes me sick, at every level.
“So yeah, the Middle East is the place to be right now.
“Maybe one day, 20 years from now, the United States will once again be the place to be.”