Fox’s Pete Hegseth to Tucker Carlson: ‘Say It With Me…The Kung Flu!’
Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Pete Hegseth on Thursday night defended the use of the racist terms to describe the novel coronavirus, all while wondering why Democrats are “sucking up” to China by decrying these phrases.
Taking aim at Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) for introducing a Senate resolution condemning “anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19”—which includes the use of the phrase “Wuhan virus”—Carlson claimed Harris was denouncing “basic facts.”
“Why is she sucking up to the government of China, exactly?” Carlson wondered aloud before introducing Hegseth, a Fox & Friends co-host and informal Trump adviser.
“Say it with me, Tucker,” Hegseth excitedly declared. “Wuhan virus, Chinese virus, maybe even the ‘Kung Flu.’ A little off-color, but funny and you know, we still live in a free country the last time I checked.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.