Tucker Carlson privately mocked Trump and declined a phone call from the former president to his Fox News show: report
Tucker Carlsoncriticized then-president Trumpon his prime time show for breaking campaign promises.
- Carlson mocked Trump's habit of calling to head off on-air attacks, The New York Times reported.
Despite promoting Donald Trump's platform issues on his prime time television show,
Carlson, who has topped ratings charts with his inflammatory rhetoric surrounding immigration, white supremacy and replacement theory, has some connection to Trump, though the nature of their relationship is unknown. Carlson has, on occasion, criticized Trump and his policies, despite generally promoting his presidency on prime time.
Carlson also influenced Trump's decision to endorse JD Vance, Rolling Stone reported, and the former president regularly appears on Fox
"In private, Mr. Carlson mocked the president's habit of calling to head off his on-air attacks," The New York Times reported.
Justin Wells, a senior executive producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight told Insider: "Tucker Carlson programming embraces diversity of thought and presents various points of view in an industry where contrarian thought and the search for truth are often ignored. Stories in Tucker Carlson Tonight broadcasts and Tucker Carlson Originals documentaries undergo a rigorous editorial process. We're also proud of our ongoing original reporting at a time when most in the media amplify only one point of view."
In his Thursday show, Carlson lambasted the reporting of The New York Times, but did not comment on his relationship with Trump.
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