During an interview on “Bo Snerdley’s Rush Hour” radio show with host James Golden, the longtime producer for legendary conservative radio king Rush Limbaugh, Fox News host Tucker Carlson attempted to clarify his unflattering comments about former President Donald J. Trump that made headlines after the contents of private texts were used by media rivals to spark a rift between him and the 2024 Republican Party frontrunner.
In one correspondence that is a part of the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, Carlson stated, “I loathe him fiercely.” Because that would be too difficult to accept, we all act as though we have a lot to show for our efforts. Dare I say it? Trump’s benefits are minimal at best.
Carlson felt humiliated by the texts and the brutally honest remarks about Trump. He was given the opportunity to apologize for his harsh assessment of the former president during the discussion, which also covered his airing of previously unreleased video footage of the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“Tucker, listen, I’ve had a number of people tell me they read all these stuff in the news, saying you detest Trump, blah, blah, blah. They said, does Tucker favor Trump’s policies, any policies of his? What’s the situation regarding you and Donald Trump? Carlson was questioned by Golden, who put him on the spot as the two of them chuckled.
Let’s see, I defended his ideas for four years, and tonight I’ll do it again, Carlson said. “Really, and I’m fairly honest, I’m, oh, I love Trump, like as a person. I think Trump is humorous and wise, and I told him as much when he called me, you know, all hurt about those texts. I believe this is reflected in the texts because at the time, I was utterly enraged. and in this court case, which I assume I’m not permitted to discuss, those were all taken entirely illegitimately, in my opinion.
The Trump campaign had sent him the names of these dead voters who had cast their ballots, and we went and I repeated them on air and it turned out that some of them were alive. “But I’m enraged that my private texts were pulled but those particular texts were pulled at exactly, at the moment when I was texting with one of my producers,” he said.
“I was just feeling embarrassed… And I believed then, as I do now, that the election was not on the level, it was not a free and fair election. I was attempting to, I wanted proof, Carlson continued.
There is no possibility the man obtained 81, He referred to the extraordinary number of votes awarded to Joseph Biden in an election that many people, including Trump, still think was fraudulent. “He received more votes than President Obama, really?” he asked.
He added, “You know… whatever you think of Obama, I never really liked Obama, but he’s a pretty talented… very talented politician and Joe Biden is senile and in his basement, explain me how he got 81 million votes. Hence, I’ve always believed that wasn’t on a level.
I know you’re arguing that election was rigged, send me some examples and I’ll put it on the air, and one of them was these dead voters,” he stated to the Trump supporters. Yeah, it was discovered that some of them were still alive, and I was furious at the campaign’s complete and utter incompetence. You know, I’m like the only one who is open-minded about the election being unfair, and that’s what they send me?
In any case, whatever. I felt enraged. That was a particular instance,” Carlson remarked, attributing the contentious statements to impatience.