Former U.S. President Donald Trump said he was “shocked” that Fox News severed its relationship with host Tucker Carlson.
“I’m shocked, I’m surprised he’s such a good guy, a very good guy, a very talented guy, you know, and he had such high ratings,” Trump said on Newsmax Monday.
“I don’t know if it was voluntary or if it was a firing, but I think Tucker has been great,” Trump added. “He’s been, especially over the last year or so, great to me.”
Carlson, a far-right TV host, regularly promoted conspiracy theories and was the network’s highest-rated anchor with an average nightly audience of 4.33 million viewers of his famous talk show program “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”