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WATCH NOW: Tucker Carlson Confirms He’s Interviewing Putin


Just days after arriving in Moscow, Russia, Tucker Carlson confirmed he would interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Carlson, in a post on X, confirmed he will have a sit-down interview with Putin and shared,  “We are not encouraging you to agree with what Putin may say in this interview.”

He continued, “But we are urging you to watch it. You should know as much as you can. And then, like a free citizen and not a slave, you can decide for yourself.”

Watch the moment Tucker announced it here:

Here’s what The Hill reported:

Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson said Tuesday he had secured an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he plans to publish in the near future.
The sit-down will mark the first time a member of the Western media will interview Putin since Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine that sparked the ongoing war between the two countries.

“We are not encouraging you to agree with what Putin may say in this interview,” Carlson said in a video posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “But we are urging you to watch it. You should know as much as you can. And then, like a free citizen and not a slave, you can decide for yourself.”

Carlson did not specify when his interview with Putin would publish, but during his four-minute announcement, he blasted the American media and U.S. government for what he described as blind support for Ukraine in its war effort.
Carlson has for years been critical of U.S. involvement in the conflict, the Ukrainian government and its president, Volodymyr Zelensky, with whom he said he has also requested an interview.

Per Axios:

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in a video posted to X on Tuesday that he is in Moscow to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Why it matters: Putin rarely gives interviews, particularly to Western journalists. Carlson, however, is cited frequently on Russian state TV because of his opposition to U.S. support for Ukraine’s war effort, embrace of other Russian-friendly narratives and criticism of President Biden.

The big picture: Since his firing from Fox News last April, Carlson has made a point to interview populist world leaders on his digital show, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in August, Argentinian President Javier Milei in September, and former President Donald Trump, also in August.

Yes, but: It’s unclear how much traction those sit-downs actually get compared to the millions of people that used to tune into his show on Fox News in primetime.



 

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