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 July 9, 2023

Tucker Carlson reveals he did not expect to be terminated and was 'shocked' by the news

Tucker Carlson, co-founder of the Daily Caller, stated on Friday that he did not anticipate being dismissed from Fox News, as The Daily Caller reported

Carlson sat down with Russell Brand when he made the revelation in response to Brand's inquiry about how he's been doing since his dismissal.

“This wasn’t the first time I’ve been fired,” Carlson said. “I didn’t expect to get fired that morning at all, in April, so I was shocked, but I wasn’t really shocked.

"I wasn’t mad, it’s not my company, and when you work for someone else that person reserves the right, and in fact inherently has the right to decide if you work there or not. I don’t know why I was fired, I really don’t. I’m not angry about it.”

Carlson stated that while he has been enjoying his downtime fishing, playing with his canines, and spending time with his wife, he is concerned that at his age, if he loses his drive, it may become problematic if he enjoys it too much.

Fox announced in April of this year that they were "parting ways" with Carlson, despite the host's widespread popularity.

Since then, the most popular host has launched his own Twitter program, sparking a public legal battle between Fox News and the Daily Caller's co-founder.

Fox News issued a "cease and desist" order to Tucker Carlson in mid-June after accusing him of breaching his contract by posting the first episode of his program on Twitter, in violation of its non-compete clause.

The interview with Brand also made headlines due to Carlson's comments on former President Donald Trump. According to the former Fox News superstar, Trumps candidacy may well be seen as the most significant thing to happen in politics for years to come.

"I think looking back on this ten years from now, assuming we're still around, I think we're going to see Trump's emergence as the most significant thing that happened in American politics in 100 years, because he reoriented the Republican Party against the wishes of Republican leaders."

Carlson went on to say he was "struck by [Trump's] foreign policy views.

"You know Trump is the only person with stature in the Republican Party really who is saying wait a second why are we sending an endless war in Ukraine.

"Leaving aside whether Trump is going to get the nomination or get elected President or would be a good President, I can't even asses that, all I can at this point is I'm so grateful he has that [foreign policy] position.

"He's right and everyone in Washington is wrong, everyone. And Trump is right on that question and it's a big question. That war is reshaping the world. It's reshaping the economy of the world. It's reshaping populations."

"Europe will never be the same because of this war and it really matters, and Trump alone among popular figures in both parties understands that and I'm grateful for that."

"Whether he gets the nomination or gets elected, words really matter. Saying something true out loud matters, and he is saying true things about Ukraine and God bless him. That's how I feel."

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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