Former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson recently stated that if they convict former President Trump, he will lead protests and support him financially.
Carlson has privately said he “passionately” hates Donald Trump. He has described him as a “demonic force” and a “destroyer” that he “can’t wait” to ignore. Carlson says he plans to vote for him in 2024.
The far-right commentator was fired from the network in the wake of a record-breaking settlement in a defamation case stemming from the former president’s election lies.
On Thursday, he told Roseanne Barr on her podcast he said:
“I became an active Trump supporter when they raided Mar-a-Lago last summer. That just can’t stand. I’m voting for Trump and if they convict him I will send him the max donations and I will lead protests. That’s how I feel”
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson says if they convict former President Trump, he will lead protests and support him financially. pic.twitter.com/oBg2hkAHTj
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Top personalities, executives and producers at Fox News privately condemned “reckless” claims from election fraud conspiracy theorists they dismissed as “crazy” and “insane,” according to filings in a lawsuit from voting machines company Dominion Voting Systems.
But the network repeatedly aired those claims on some of the most-watched cable news programmes in the country, amplifying bogus statements about the 2020 presidential election. In April, Fox admitted that statements on its airwaves about Dominion were false and agreed to pay Dominion more than $787m in a settlement that averted one of the biggest-ever defamation trials in American history. Days later, Carlson and the network “agreed to part ways”.