Donald Trump Jr. defended Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday night hours after the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America published recordings in which the Tucker compared women to dogs, called them “extremely primitive” and said he feels “sorry for unattractive women.”
Carlson made the controversial remarks in calls made to the popular radio show Bubba the Love Sponge, which aired from 2006 to 2011.
This is damning. How can any of his remaining advertisers continue to pay for this man’s opinions? https://t.co/6r1NeQbzRW
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) March 10, 2019
“For comments made on the ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’ show. Obviously a serious policy show where no satire would be made. The left is not going after @TuckerCarlson for any reason other then [sic] he’s effective at destroying their agenda,” Trump Jr. tweeted, making a common grammar mistake by using “then” instead of “than.” “That’s what they do.”
For comments made on the “Bubba The Love Sponge” show. Obviously a serious policy show where no satire would be made.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 11, 2019
Trump Jr. also quote tweeted a post by alt-right conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec.
“Democrats got Governor Klansman right now today in charge of a state but want to bring up Tucker Carlson said something on the radio 10 years ago?” Posobiec tweeted, appearing to refer to Virginia Governor Ralph Northman’s blackface scandal.
“These people make no sense,” Posobiec tweeted.
In the 2007 recordings published by Media Matters, Carlson said of women: “They’re extremely primitive, they’re basic, they’re not that hard to understand. And one of the things they hate more than anything is weakness in a man.”
In 2006, Carlson called Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington “a pig.” He also said television host Alexis Stewart was “extremely c**ty.”
In 2010, Carlson said that Elena Kagan, who is now a Supreme Court justice, is “never going to be an attractive woman.” He added that he didn’t like her and wouldn’t vote to confirm her if he was a senator. “But I do feel sorry for her in that way. I feel sorry for unattractive women,” Carlson said.
Carlson can also be heard saying in the recordings that a teacher sleeping with an underage male student is “doing a service to all 13-year-old girls.” He also defends the actions of Warren Jeffs, a man accused of facilitating the marriage of an underage teenage girl to an older man.
Tucker Carlson used the c-word, said women are ‘primitive’ and ‘like dogs,’ and joked about a 13-year-old being molested during newly unearthed radio appearances pic.twitter.com/Y1g3FurLe4
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 10, 2019
Carlson tweeted a statement on Sunday night addressing the remarks.
“Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago,” Carlson stated. “Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 11, 2019