Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “amazed and horrified” that Republicans so fear Russia-loving Tucker that they are afraid to support Ukraine.
Johnson was in Washington to lobby support for Ukraine’s defense against the Russian invasion.
I’ve been amazed and horrified by how many people are frightened of a guy called Tucker Carlson,” Johnson said Wednesday during a discussion at the Atlantic Council think tank. “Has anybody heard of Tucker Carlson? What is it with this guy?”
“All these wonderful Republicans seem somehow intimidated by his perspective,” he said, adding that he was “struck by how often this comes up.”
“Bad ideas,” Johnson said, are “starting to infect some of the thinking around the world” about what Russian President Vladimir Putin stands for and believes in.
Not surprisingly, thin-skinned Tucker Carlson did not take the news well.
CARLSON: We had just invited Johnson on this show hours before he said that. It was remarkable and remarkably dishonest. We knew that Johnson himself was a coward. We watched during COVID as he transitioned into a terrified old woman, but we had no idea he was also a liar. We should’ve known.
It takes one to know one, eh? Carlson is both remarkably dishonest and cowardly.
If what Johnson said is true, it's further proof of the stranglehold that Fox and Tucker Carlson have on the GOP.
You can watch both men's comments below.
(Carlson image via screengrab)
⚡️@BorisJohnson: “Has anyone heard of a guy called @TuckerCarlson?”— Andrew D'Anieri (@andrew_danieri) February 1, 2023
“[His] bad ideas are starting to infect thinking around the world about what Putin stands for...[Putin] stands for war, aggression systematic murder, rape and destruction.” pic.twitter.com/69waqx4dpt
"We knew that Johnson himself was a coward, but we had no idea he was a liar."— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) February 2, 2023
Boris Johnson has pissed off Tucker Carlson, the guy that thinks M&M's are sexy, by not going on his show. pic.twitter.com/CCKmpQWHVf
I love it when right wing nutjobs start devouring each other.
On this particular issue, however, he really does have a point and I’m delighted to watch him push Tucker’s buttons.