Andrew Tate’s brother Tristan has claimed that ‘the dream of the West is dying’ – insisting that the future lies in the Middle East because the United States has become too crime-ridden and woke.
The 35-year-old former kickboxer and influencer was arrested by Romanian police alongside his brother on charges of people trafficking, rape and running an organized crime network.
The younger Tate, in an interview with Tucker Carlson which aired on Sunday, insisted the prosecutors had no evidence to charge him and said he expected to be cleared.
From the house 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 that he was looking forward to returning to the Middle East on business.
‘What does New York have that Dubai doesn’t?’ said Tate, who has British and U.S. 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. On Friday the restriction was lifted, but he still cannot leave the country
Tate told Carlson that he did not 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 court of appeal in Bucharest on August 1
The website tristan-tate.com calls him ‘an excellent business and family man’, adding: ‘We could almost say that Tate is the real life James Bond.’
Tate told Carlson: ‘Dubai has everything. It’s a wonderful place. The United Arab Emirates is a wonderful place. Saudi Arabia is opening up recently. And give it five, six, seven years – they’ve got the money.
‘Saudi Arabia is going to have nice, clean, beautiful, pretty, 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 some psychopath on the subway attacking you.
‘And if you defend yourself, then what happens to you? Maybe 20 years – we’re about to find out. In two cases. It’s sickening.’
Tate, who declined to say what his business interests in the Middle East were, said he appreciated the strict system of law and order in the region.
‘They understand on a base level the issues that affect society’s downfall,’ he told Carlson.
‘Go try and buy drugs in the Middle East. I dare you.
‘They know that when you let morality slip, society falls apart.’
Tate, who claimed the 92 days he had spent in a Romanian jail awaiting trial cost him ‘upwards of $50 million in lost income’, told Carlson he felt safe in the Middle East.
‘I can drive my $5 million car around the Middle East, with my $2 million watch on.
‘I can go to various cafes, bars, have a few drinks, leave the car there, walk home. Leave the car unlocked.
‘No one steals. Because they deal with crime and immorality in a very serious way.’
Tate did not elaborate on his business dealings in the Middle East, but claimed his 92-day jail time cost him $50 million
Tate, who was born in Chicago but moved to the British city of Luton when he was eight, said he was dismayed by the state of U.S. 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 how he considers studying history essential to understanding the present, said he felt America was moving in the wrong direction.
‘New York, back in the 70s, 80s, California – probably the best places in the world to live. Quite literally,’ said Tate.
‘Now you have a billionaire living in New York, or a multi millionaire living 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, 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’ll give the credit to religion. I’ll give the credit to the Islamic faith,’ he said, arguing that the Middle East had no rows about LGBTQ issues or drag queen storytimes.
‘They don’t want that bulls*** in the country. They don’t want their kids being taught 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 that 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 is happening in your school, in your home, in your family, on the streets.’
Tristan (right) and Andrew Tate are seen on July 17 arriving in court in Bucharest
Tate told Carlson that he understood why, 50 years ago, people dreamed of moving to the United States.
But he felt the dream had gone, and said he felt unsafe 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’s the dream? Nice, happy life, beautiful wife, healthy kids, good healthcare, safe, schools are fine, mass crime doesn’t exist, drug use isn’t prevalent.
‘It’s crazy that that’s now the dream. Isn’t it sad what’s happened?
‘To use a famous slogan, I really hope somebody can make America great again.
‘But even I haven’t liked the US in a long time.
‘I go to the US and feel unsafe. I feel unsafe walking around the streets. I see the pandemic of homelessness and drug use.
‘How is this the capital of the free world? I look at the leadership and it makes me sick, on every level.
‘So yeah, the Middle East is the place to be for now.
‘Maybe one day, in 20 years time, the United States will be the place to be again.’
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