Tucker Carlson’s Private Disdain for Donald Trump
In a surprising revelation, former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has admitted that he “passionately” hates Donald Trump, describing him as a “demonic force” and a “destroyer.” Despite this, Carlson has announced his intention to vote for Trump in the 2024 election.
Carlson Becomes a Vocal Trump Supporter
Carlson, known for his far-right views, claims that his transformation into an “active Trump supporter” occurred following a law enforcement search of his Mar-a-Lago estate last summer. He firmly believes that such actions by the government cannot be tolerated, regardless of his personal disagreements with Trump’s policies.
Accusations Against President Biden’s “Regime”
Accusing President Joe Biden’s administration of using the US Department of Justice to suppress Trump’s political aspirations, Carlson has pledged his support for Trump. He plans to donate the maximum amount allowed and lead protests if Trump is convicted.
Fox News Faces Backlash for Amplifying Election Fraud Claims
Fox News, where Carlson was previously employed, is under scrutiny for airing election fraud conspiracy theories. Internal documents reveal that top personalities, executives, and producers privately condemned these claims as “reckless” and “insane.” However, the network continued to broadcast them, amplifying false statements about the 2020 presidential election.
Fox News Settles Defamation Case with Dominion Voting Systems
Following the airing of false claims about Dominion Voting Systems, Fox News admitted their statements were false and reached a settlement with the company. The settlement amounted to over $787 million, preventing one of the largest defamation trials in American history. Shortly after this settlement, Carlson and the network “agreed to part ways.”
Carlson’s Disdain for Trump Evident in Private Texts
In private text messages days before the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, Carlson expressed his eagerness to stop covering Trump. He stated, “We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights,” and added, “I hate him passionately.” Carlson also referred to Trump as a “demonic force” and a “destroyer.”
Carlson Faces Defamation Lawsuit
Ray Epps, a key figure in a right-wing conspiracy theory surrounding the January 6th attack, is suing Carlson for defamation. Epps claims that Carlson amplified a “fantastical” story on Fox News, falsely accusing him of being an undercover federal agent inciting a riot. Former President Trump has also shared conspiracy theories about Epps on his social media platform, Truth Social.
Carlson Defends Trump and Receives Praise
In a recent podcast appearance, Carlson defended Trump against allegations of wrongdoing in the classified documents case. The Trump campaign hailed his remarks as an endorsement. This comes after reports of Carlson engaging in “shadow diplomacy” for Trump and his campaign, hosting interviews with far-right world figures on his platform.
Carlson’s Unauthorized Broadcast and Trump’s Consideration
According to a new book, Carlson’s 2021 broadcast from Hungary, where he interviewed Viktor Orban, was not authorized by Fox News. This interview took place months after Carlson’s departure from the network. Additionally, Trump has stated that he would consider Carlson as a running mate, praising his “great common sense.”
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