Boris Johnson attacked popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his anti-war stances, saying he was “horrified” by how many Republicans listen to him.
Speaking to the Atlantic Council, the neoconservative think tank, as part of a wider speaking tour on Wednesday, the former British Prime Minister said that he was “amazed and horrified” by how many Republicans in Washington are “frightened of a guy called Tucker Carlson.”
After asking the audience whether they had heard of Tucker, Johnson said that “all these wonderful Republicans seem somehow intimidated by his perspective,” such as that World War Three might not be such a good idea.
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Johnson admitted that he hasn’t watched any of Tucker’s content, but he was “struck” by how often his name comes up when speaking to Republicans.
“Bad ideas are getting into, starting to infect some of the thinking around the world about what Putin stands for, what he believes in, it’s a disaster,” Johnson said, suggesting that Tucker was behind this. “He stands for war, aggression, systematic murder, rape, and destruction. That’s what he stands for.”
Following the remarks from Johnson, Tucker explained to his audience on Wednesday night that he and his team had actually invited him onto his show the previous night.
Boris Johnson wades into the culture wars at @AtlanticCouncil this morning with this broadside against Tucker Carlson. pic.twitter.com/fHNm5u20JY
— Ben Judah (@b_judah) February 1, 2023
“We figured he was perfect,” Tucker said. “If there was one person on Earth who might plausibly explain how a war between nuclear-armed Western powers could benefit anyone but China, that man would be Boris Johnson.” The former PM had said he was interested, but then his publicist said he wasn’t coming on. “He was afraid to take questions about it. We found it disappointing.”
Tucker said that by attacking him and his anti-war stances away from his show, where he couldn’t respond, made Johnson a “coward,” and that it was “remarkably dishonest” to do so.
“I was shocked by it, honestly. I’d already lost respect for Boris during Covid, when he transitioned into a terrified old woman. But I had no idea he was a liar,” Tucker told the Spectator’s Cockburn. “I’m genuinely disappointed in the guy,” he added. “Like all dumb Americans I guess I’m easily charmed by witty Brits.”
February 3, 2023 at 2:26 pm
Who listens to a dolt who can’t even comb his hair? Only the crazed Brits.
February 3, 2023 at 4:01 pm
Number one cable show across the board Carlson is.
Tucker tells the truth thats why. Treats the American people with respect thats why. We had enough of all this lying by media hes honest tells it like it is what is really going on.
Not like CNN,MSNBC ABC NBC AND CBS LIARS advocates for commie
February 3, 2023 at 4:27 pm
Boris come to find out is one of the reasons The Pilgrims found a new Home 249 years ago in Plymouth Massachusetts. No loyalty to their people either. The Brits prove they haven’t learned a thing since Churchill. Oh wait they did but the best of all was a lady named Maggie
Tucker will never be alone We The People need to hear the Truth like it
or not. An objective Truth Seeker He is.
February 3, 2023 at 4:28 pm
Another in the long line of British Boobs who think England still rules America.
February 3, 2023 at 4:40 pm
Who cares what BoJo thinks about anything. He can’t even find a barber who can give him a decent haircut.
February 3, 2023 at 4:43 pm
Johnson apparently has no more of an idea exactly who makes up the real majority of America as he does how to operate a comb.
February 3, 2023 at 7:01 pm
I have no use for Putin or his invasion, but how would Boris like it if Russia overthrew the Irish government and then set up a series of bio labs there just across the border from Northern Ireland, a part of the UK? Boris would not like it and may even send in troops. That situation, and treatment of ethnic Russians in Ukraine are why he responded as he did. Putin could have called attention to this in the UN and make a big stink until the labs were removed. Too bad he did not.
February 3, 2023 at 8:20 pm
Fuck you Boris. Tucker represents freedom, honor, loyalty, honesty, law & order, peace and justice for all. What do you represent Boris? Obviously none of those.
February 4, 2023 at 8:43 am
Well Boris…as soon as a politician refuses to publicly face opponents to defend his position…I stop believing his position has merit. That’s common sense. Some Americans still possess it.
February 4, 2023 at 8:03 pm
Tucker’s got a big mouth and when he’s wrong–which is much of the time– he just doubles down. Unfortunately his followers–unaware of how censorious his show actually is–are of the easily groomed type. He’s doing a lot to give conservatism a bad name. Lately, for example, he’s got his flock (theoretically anti-communist) pimping for Putin.
They can no longer relate to a people willing to fight for their country. He’s proven how easy it is to brainwash.
February 5, 2023 at 1:39 am
The GOP listens to Tucker because millions of voters do. He is the pulse of the nation. Politicians ignore him at their political peril.