Former president Trump has expressed “shock” and “surprise” at Fox News’s settlement of the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit and Tucker Carlson’s departure from the network before the 2020 election. Carlson wanted to be given “free reign” to do anything he wanted.
Carlson had no clue why he had been fired until Monday night, while sources told DailyMail.com that it may be related to Carlson’s efforts to sell Fox News.
In a Monday morning prepared interview with Newsmax host Greg Kelly, Trump addressed Carlson’s firing.
Former President Bush said, “Wow, I’m surprised. “What a surprise. You know that he is an unusually bright guy because of his high GPA. Just lately did we find out about it.
According to reports, the former president responded, “Wow, that’s a big one,” upon hearing the news that he will be running for the Republican nomination in 2024.
“I don’t know if he quit on his own or if someone fired him, but I think he’s been great,” Trump said of the former worker. “He’s been great to me, especially in the last year or so,” she said.
The case between Dominion and Carlson resulted in the release of some of Carlson’s conversations.
It won’t be long before we can avoid Trump’s speeches on most evenings. Carlson allegedly continued on Trump by saying, “I really can’t wait.” The Fox anchor told his editor Alex Pfeiffer via email on January 4, 2021, “I hate him with all my heart.” According to the paperwork, such was the case.
At the time of their conversation earlier this month, Carlson praised Trump for being “moderate, sensible, and wise.”
Trump, in turn, treated Carlson with respect and kindness throughout their conversation.
Trump told Kelly he was unaware of what was going on.
The president said of the Tucker situation, “I’m not in any way representing them, but you don’t know if he was fired or if he left because he wasn’t given free rein and maybe he wants free rein.” To paraphrase, “That caught me off guard.”
Furthermore, Trump claimed that winning the case against Dominion Voting Systems was a real possibility.
Donald Trump, clearly taken aback, said, “Well, I was surprised that they settled their case.” One may say that “I thought it was a case that should have been easy to win, but they came to a deal.”
This choice surprised even Carlson.
The 53-year-old apparently tried to negotiate a contract extension with Fox News (which reportedly paid him over $20 million year) till 2029. He anticipated retaining it.
In 2009, Carlson moved to Fox News from CNN, PBS, and MSNBC. CEO Suzanne Scott contacted him on Monday morning to advise him of his termination, but offered no reason.
Scott told him that the choice had come to him ‘from above.’ From what we’ve heard, Lachlan Murdoch made up his mind on Friday night.
A source close to Fox News reportedly told DailyMail.com, “Tucker still doesn’t know why he was taken off the air.” Justin Wells, his director, was also fired.
Some insiders have said, “We think Rupert wants to sell the company, but it’s harder to find a big buyer when Tucker is the main attraction.” The media company looks like a better bet now that Tucker has departed.
Fox did not give any reason for firing its most popular news anchor. On Monday, rather than give any further explanation, Fox News simply said, “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways.”
According to the show’s creators, “We thank him for his work as a host and, before that, as a contributor to the network.”
Staff members at his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, were reportedly shocked by the news.
No one I know had heard about it before of time. We were taken aback,” the worker continued.
Fox resolved a defamation lawsuit with Dominion voting systems for $787.5 million last week, and it’s possible that Carlson had anything to do with it.
The network was publicly shamed by Carlson’s embarrassing texts to his director. In these utterances, the prominent conservative called Donald Trump “a demonic force, a destroyer” and professed to “passionately” loathe him.
He treated Trump’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, with unimaginable cruelty. It was on this day in 2020 (November 22) when he referred to her as a “c***.”
He agreed with her that what she said about Dominion using vote manipulation was ridiculous. With regard to the program, he said, “The s*** is absurd.”
We don’t know anything about the software that many people assume was set,” he said on his program that night. We have no idea what’s going on.In other words, what’s happening here?
Carlson wasn’t the only one who voiced concern about the legitimacy of the election, either.
Carlson’s resignation was reportedly due in large part to the publishing of his SMS texts in which he challenged top management, as reported by the Wall Street Journal and media reporter Brian Stelter.
Senior Fox executives have seen the messages, despite the fact that many of them have been redacted at the behest of Fox’s lawyers.