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President Trump Makes First Comments About Tucker Carlson’s Departure From Fox

Just hours after Fox News reported they will depart ways with Tucker Carlson, Trump sat down with Newsmax’s Greg Kelly to explain how he feels about the shocking development.

Trump told Kelly he was “shocked” and “surprised” about Tucker’s departure from Fox News.

The 45th President continued “He’s a very good person and a very good man… Tucker’s been terrific, especially over the last year or so.”

Watch Trump talk to Kelly here:

Trump would later release a second statement on Truth Social.

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Here’s what The Hill reported:

Former president Trump said he was surprised to hear Monday that Fox News had ousted one of its largest stars in Tucker Carlson.

“I was shocked. I’m surprised. He’s a very good person a very good man and very talented and he had very high ratings,” Trump said during an interview on Newsmax that aired late Monday. “He’s been terrific especially over the last year or so he’s been terrific to me.”

Fox sent shockwaves through the media and political ecosystem on Monday morning when it announced it had parted ways with Carlson, one of the most widely watched and influential figures in cable television.

Here’s what Forbes reported:

President Donald Trump said he was “shocked” by Tucker Carlson’s sudden departure from Fox News and joined several other GOP leaders in praising the controversial prime-time host, in an interview on Monday evening with Newsmax.

The former president indicated he is unaware of the circumstances behind Carlson’s exit, saying: “I don’t know if it was voluntary, or was it, somebody fired [him]

When Kelly implied that Carlson was fired—as some reports suggest—Trump said “you don’t know if it’s a firing,” adding that the former host may have left “because he wasn’t being given his free rein.”

When asked about Fox’s recent $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, Trump said he was “surprised” by the network’s decision to make a settlement, as he thought “that was the case that should easily be won.”


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