Tucker Carlson Says ‘I’m Serious’ About Rooting for Russia, Then Claims He’s ‘Joking’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson openly said on Monday night that he is rooting for Russia in its armed conflict with Ukraine, only to walk it back at the end of the show.
“Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?” Carlson said without a hint of irony. “I’m serious. Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”
The Fox News host would continue to mock Goodstein for expressing concern and alarm over Russia, repeatedly saying he doesn’t care what the country does or whether it attacks other countries.
At the very end of his broadcast and after his comments had already made waves on social media, Carlson insisted that this was all just a joke that went over everyone’s heads.
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