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White House Condemns Tucker Carlson Coverage of Jan. 6 as Texts Reveal Carlson Said He Hated Trump

HeadlineMar 09, 2023

The White House has criticized Fox News’s Tucker Carlson for portraying the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as a mostly peaceful affair. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke to reporters at the White House Wednesday.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: “We agree with Fox Nation’s own attorneys and executives, who have repeatedly stressed in multiple courts of law that Tucker Carlson is not credible when it comes to this issue.”

Carlson made the claims after his program was granted exclusive access to more than 40,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Meanwhile, new documents from the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems revealed Tucker Carlson texted a co-worker two days before the Capitol insurrection, writing of Trump, “I hate him passionately. … I can’t handle much more of this.” Carlson continued, “What he’s good at is destroying things. He’s the undisputed world champion of that. He could easily destroy us if we play it wrong.”

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