Donald Trump’s detractors were not pleased with what the former president had to say about Tucker Carlson following the prime-time host’s precipitous Monday departure from Fox News.
Trump told Newsmax’s Greg Kelly during an interview at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, “Well, I’m shocked, I’m surprised.” “He’s a very good person and a very good man and very talented, and as you know he had very high ratings.”
Huffington Post, a liberal news outlet, reported on his children’s comments about Tucker by noting that they were made about a “host who frequently pushed racist, misogynistic and xenophobic talking points on his show. Trump described Carlson as ‘terrific’ and gushed: ‘He’s been, especially over the last year or so, he’s been terrific to me’.”
The outlet then drew attention to Carlson’s coverage of certain controversial issues and revealed private text messages of the host that Dominion had submitted as evidence in their lawsuit against Fox News:
On air, Carlson pushed Trump’s 2020 election lies and minimized the U.S. Capitol riot.
In private messages made public in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox, though, Carlson expressed his contempt for the former president.
“We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights,” Carlson wrote in a January 2021 text, adding: “I hate him passionately.”
Carlson interviewed Trump earlier this month as one of his final sit-downs
After leaving Fox, numerous news outlets have taken offense at Tucker Carlson, including Huffington Post. CNN, who dismissed one of their leading show hosts, Don Lemon, on the same day Carlson’s departure from Fox was announced, devoted a significant amount of airtime on Monday to mocking Carlson instead of their own network’s problems with their hosts.
A contributor who appeared on Anderson Cooper’s program joked that Fox should replace Tucker Carlson with a “undocumented Mexican immigrant.”
“You know what I’d like to see? Here’s how we’ll know that Fox has changed. They won’t do it. Fox has changed if they replace Tucker with an undocumented Mexican immigrant. That would actually, truly be a great replacement,” Begala said.
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CNN contributor on whether Fox News has changed after firing Tucker Carlson: “Fox has changed if they replace Tucker with an undocumented Mexican immigrant. That would actually truly be a great replacement.” pic.twitter.com/h7N7p6dtPj
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) April 25, 2023
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Cooper questioned whether Fox News’s decision to part ways with Carlson was an acknowledgment that the network permitted employees to bend the facts beyond legal limitations. Carlson and others at the network claimed that Dominion Voting Systems’ vote-tabulation computers were a factor in Trump’s 2020 election defeat; the station and the firm just settled for $787 million. CONTINUE READING…