‘I Hate Him Passionately’: Tucker Carlson Privately Fantasized About The Day He Would No Longer Cover Trump
Fox Tucker Carlson reportedly said he “passionately” hated Donald Trump and fantasized in 2021 about the day he would no longer have to cover him, according to new messages released as part of a defamation lawsuit against Fox News.
“We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights,” Carlson told a Fox News employee just two days before the January 6 Capitol riot, according to the court documents. “I truly can’t wait.”
“I hate him passionately,” he added, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The revelation is the latest bombshell arising from the $1.6bn defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems against the conservative network.
In previous disclosures, Carlson called Trump “a demonic force, a destroyer,” while labeling Trump campaign officials and attorneys liars spreading “offensive” conspiracies about the election.
“It’s unbelievably offensive to me,” Carlson said in one exchange. “Our viewers are good people and they believe it.”
Carlson isn’t the only one mentioned in the new court documents.
Previously, court documents showed Fox Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, who owns the network, admitted in court documents that some of his top hosts like Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro “endorsed at times this false notion of a stolen election.”
He also suggested Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham went “too far” with their election coverage.
“Maybe Sean and Laura went too far. All very well for Sean to tell you he was in despair about Trump but what did he tell his viewers?” Murdoch wrote in a 21 January 2021 email to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott.
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