Tucker Carlson’s been one of President Trump’s strongest supporters in the media.
But things are changing at Fox News.
And Tucker Carlson picked a fight with Trump’s lawyer that left everyone speechless.
At a press conference, Trump lawyer Sidney Powell alleged that compromised voting software from Dominion Voting Systems in several key states led to Joe Biden winning a fraudulent victory.
That night, Tucker Carlson delivered a controversial monologue where some Trump supporters thought Carlson attacked Sidney Powell as a fraud for making bogus claims of voter fraud.
“We invited Sidney Powell on this show, we would’ve given her the whole hour, we would’ve given her the entire week and listen quietly the whole time at rapt attention—that is a big story,” Carlson stated. “But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests, polite requests, not a page. When we kept pressing she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people with positions of authority, they told us Powell has never given them any evidence of either, nor has she provided any today at the press conference.”
Powell responded the next day in an interview with Fox Business Channel’s Maria Bartiromo by essentially claiming Carlson lied about their correspondence, telling Bartiromo that she offered Carlson an affidavit as well as a witness.
“No, I didn’t get angry with the request to provide evidence. In fact, I sent an affidavit to Tucker that I had not even attached to a pleading yet to help him understand the situation. And I offered him another witness who could explain the mathematics and statistical evidence far better than I can. I’m not really a numbers person. But he was very insulting, demanding, and rude, and I told him not to contact me again, in those terms,” Powell stated.
This dust-up split Trump supporters.
Some believed that Carlson asked a legitimate question and that Carlson offered Powell the largest platform on cable TV to make the President’s case that massive voter fraud corrupted the election.
Others sided with Powell including Rush Limbaugh’s producer Bo Snerdley who argued that Carlson was out of line to demand Powell produce proof on the spot when the proper venue to present evidence was in a courtroom.
“TV hosts however much we may love them have no right to ‘demand’ evidence be presented on their individual shows. Evidence is for courtroom. GOP lawmakers are already getting doxxed. What would happen if ‘evidence’ is made public now?” Snerdley wrote on social media.
Carlson’s comments led some to believe that even Fox’s primetime opinion hosts were quietly trying to nudge Trump to concede the race and it further alienated Fox’s audience.
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