A US Army veteran who has volunteered to fight against Russia in Ukraine said that he amps himself up for battle by thinking about “punchable” Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“When I need to amp myself up for battle, I just think about the most punchable face on the planet … Tucker Carlson,” James Vasquez said in a tweet highlighted by The Guardian.
As noted by the outlet, Carlson has been accused of parroting Russian propaganda, including Vladimir Putin’s talking points about his reasons for invading Ukraine. Mother Jones reported that a leaked Kremlin war memo instructed Russian state media to feature him “as much as possible.”
Vasquez, a former US Army staff sergeant from Connecticut, arrived in Poland on March 15 and crossed into Ukraine the next day. Since then, The Guardian said, he has gone viral with his lively about serving voluntarily with Ukrainian forces.
Vasquez has described serving in Ukraine as feeling like an “awesome very dangerous vacation.”
On Friday, Vasquez said in a tweet that he wants to “make it clear” that he’s the only American he has seen in battle.
“I don’t want the Russian propaganda machine saying there is a battalion of Americans which I’ve already seen,” he said. “Here alone on my own accord in a complete voluntary capacity.”
Check some of his tweets below:
For those of you correcting me on tanks. I know some are armored vehicle. Just did not want to get into semantics but here’s some tanks to make you feel better👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/uWDtwlLDC9
— James Vasquez (@jmvasquez1974) March 25, 2022
Had to post this. Great advertisement for leather man! pic.twitter.com/iZ6nfU5VY8
— James Vasquez (@jmvasquez1974) March 26, 2022
This village has been Russian occupied for a month, they terrorized the people and took their food. Today we entered, took out 7 tanks and countless Russians thus liberating these people pic.twitter.com/0Fm3qHdepB
— James Vasquez (@jmvasquez1974) March 24, 2022
Read more at The Guardian.