Tucker Carlson does not endorse dangling a toddler over a cheetah pen. But since it’s already happened and the child survived a fall into the pen, well, that’s a “huge advantage later in life,” according to Carlson. "Emotional problems? He's bulletproof!"
On Fox & Friends this morning, Carlson and his two cohosts discussed a news item about a toddler who fell into a cheetah pen at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. It seems his mother dropped him while holding him over an observation wall.
“I’m just hard-wired to look at the bright side,” Carlson said. “Obviously, it’s pretty irresponsible to dangle a toddler over a cheetah enclosure. On the other hand, the kid survived this. Life is long, it’s hard. This child, for the rest of his life, can say no matter what happens, ‘I survived being dropped into a cheetah tank.' That’s a huge advantage later in life.”
Carlson’s cohosts were clearly shocked. “Folks at home, are you hearing what Tucker Carlson is saying right now?” Cohost Anna Kooiman exclaimed.
“Just to be clear, I’m not encouraging that anybody drop a kid into a cheetah enclosure. Especially a two-year old. That’s too young,” Carlson said. As if dropping, say, an eight-year old would be better. “But now that it’s already happened and he survived it? It will make him stronger. Literally.”
How Carlson would know such a thing, he never said. However, he continued, “Fired from a job, doesn’t get into college, breaks his arm in a bike accident? ‘I survived a cheetah tank.’ …Emotional problems? He’s bulletproof. How many people do you know who can say I survived a cheetah enclosure at the Cleveland Zoo?”
As for the parents who did this, Carlson said, “They’re not coddling him, anyway, and that’s kind of refreshing.”
Carlson’s final comment was “Here Shamu!” You can probably guess why.
Watch it below, from today’s Fox & Friends.
He showed up on Fox one day after a few years of doing a regional Morning Show.
He was hilarious.
But not on Fox. He almost got it going around the shark part….but shut things down immediately.
Now that he’s on Fox and Friends…….
He will be missed.
Carlson may or may not be right about the toddler later having emotional problems.
Carlson himself, on the other hand . . .