Carlson said: “Look at Hunter, no matter what you think now of him or the family as public figures, the guy hurt his daughters and his wonderful wife, completely destroyed his life, humiliated her father, whom she truly loves.
‘This is real. And his father loves him very much. He hurt all these people, he hurt himself, he degraded himself.’
Turning her anger on Hunter’s stepmother, Jill Biden, Carlson continued: “Jill Biden, excuse me, Dr. Jill, she was a nasty person. Famously small-minded and stupid.
“If Dr. Jill didn’t want to travel abroad, Kathleen would go, just to be a good daughter-in-law. The family was very clannish in that way, which I admired. I like clanism. They would think as a group.
And there were barbs at the president himself, with Carlson attacking both Biden’s views and appearance.
He said: “It’s not that there was much depth to Joe Biden. He was famously stupid. Everyone always said he was stupid and said anything. So that hasn’t changed: he was always skin-deep, fake and shallow, with the hair caps and facelifts and things that give you pats on the back. But he was always very kind.
Moore spent 1,000 hours interviewing Carlson at his homes in Maine and Florida.
In a new biography, Tucker Carlson describes the depths of his alcoholism and reveals that he drank four vodkas with breakfast at one point.
Carlson refers to first lady Jill Biden as “small-minded and dumb,” while calling the president “stupid” and the family “illiberal.”
But Carlson had nothing but warm words for Hunter’s ex-wife, Kathleen.
He said: “I love Hunter’s wife Kathleen, I thought she was so stunning. Kathleen was always putting her own interests and duties aside to be the dutiful daughter-in-law.
Hunter and Kathleen were married from 1993 to 2017, but split after she discovered his affairs, including with his late brother Beau’s widow, Hallie.
Hunter married second wife Melissa Cohen in 2019.
Speaking about his own battle with alcoholism, Carlson says that at his worst he was drinking four vodkas in the shape of two double screwdrivers for breakfast. He said he has sympathy for people struggling with addiction, but is unimpressed by Hunter’s behavior.
The former Fox News The host describes getting sober in August 2002 at the age of 33, just as his wife was due to give birth to their fourth child. He says that he found the withdrawal very difficult, and that it left him suffering from the aftershocks for a considerable period of time.
Hunter has battled problems with crack and casual sex, with photos and texts found on his laptop drive showing him taking drugs, having sex and even showing off his filed teeth while wearing crowns.
He is the father of four daughters: Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy by Kathleen. Hunter also fathered four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts by an Arkansas stripper Lund Roberts.
“I love Hunter’s wife, Kathleen, I thought she was so stunning,” Carlson said of Hunter’s ex-wife, pictured here with actor Woody Harrelson in 2009.
He recently agreed to welcome Navy into his life after an ugly court battle with the youngster’s mother. President Biden’s refusal to recognize the young man has drawn furious backlash in recent weeks, including from normally supportive media such as the New York Times.
Hunter now claims to be clean, has established himself as an artist and hit a love love with the prosecutors on taxes and charges of arms.
Carlson, who spent hours on his Fox News show bashing his former friend Hunter, told Moore that the president’s son and his wife would stay with their family in Maine.
‘Our wives are very close, they were regular partners’.
Carlson went on to claim that the Biden family was not liberal.
The book, simply titled Tucker, is written by journalist Chadwick Moore who spent 1,000 hours interviewing Carlson at his homes in Maine and Florida.
“Hunter Biden was not a liberal in any sense that I recognized. Since then, Biden has become a trans activist and all that, but his family was pretty Catholic.
“They weren’t anti-gun at all. Hunter and Kathleen were not pro-abortion. They’re an old Democratic party, the white working-class Democratic party, which no longer exists. Biden was the last vestige of that .
Moore said the Wall Street Journal Earlier this year, he finished the book in March, but had to rewrite it when Carlson was fired by NewsCorp in April.
“Carlson wants to be his own boss,” Moore told the WSJ.
Moore said the biography is not an authorized biography because Carlson had no role in the editorial process or selection of the writer.
Another biography of Hunter, titled Hated by the All the Right People, will also be published, although no firm date has been set.
Carlson previously spoke about his alcoholism in other interviews.
In 2008, he said the hill who drank so badly that he once accidentally boarded a flight to Cleveland when he was supposed to be going to Dallas during his time covering the 2000 Republican presidential primary.
‘I have four children. I just have such a happy life, I had nothing added to it. I work in journalism. There was real drinking. I wasn’t waking up outside or anything,” Carlson told the website.
‘I’m quite critical. I don’t drink or smoke weed. I’m like the most sober person you’ve ever met. I try to hold back, but I can be a little judgmental of other people. I think the whole country is on drugs and it really bothers me,” she said in one interview 2021.
DailyMail.com revealed in December 2021, Hunter and Carlson shared a close bond.
Emails from the president’s son’s laptop showed that Carlson wrote a recommendation for his son’s Georgetown application, and even weighed in on a story on Hunter’s behalf.
Other emails show the former Fox host and Hunter were close until around 2015, revealing that Carlson did not reveal the true extent of their friendship during his extensive coverage of the scandals surrounding Hunter’s businesses and the personal transgressions revealed by his abandoned computer.
In the emails, Hunter professed his “love” for Carlson and his family, called him “friend” and told him “you’re a friend.”
Since leaving Fox News, Carlson has taken his talents to Twitter where he hosts a show similar to his popular cable news show.
Carlson has been replaced by longtime Fox News staffer Jesse Watters
Hunter Biden pictured at a state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2023
Other emails revealed that Carlson intervened on Hunter’s behalf regarding DailyMail.com publishing a story about her alleged use of the adultery website, Ashley Madison, in 2015.
“I just lost my shit to the editor over there. He claims the London office forced him to do it. He’s a pig anyway, and I told him so,” he said.
“This is all disgusting and horrible and it breaks my heart that you all have to go through this. I’m so sorry. Let me know if there’s anything [Carlson’s wife] Susie and I can help.
Hunter replied, “I’m sorry I even called you. I know I put you in a difficult position, and after reflecting on how you [a] dude, i never should have.
“I was so upset that they went to my house and confronted Finnegan. I’ve been to DE [Delaware] the last two months sleeping in my nephew’s bed, and sometimes it’s hard to even get up in the morning.
At the time, Hunter publicly denied using Ashley Madison, although shocking and embarrassing videos and communications recovered from his laptop by DailyMail.com in 2021 revealed the extent of his infidelity with prostitutes and prolific consumption of drugs
In an email exchange in 2014, further evidencing the close relationship between Hunter and Carlson, the anchor profusely thanked Hunter for writing a letter of recommendation for his son’s application to Georgetown University, Hunter’s alma mater.
‘Hunter! I can’t thank you enough for writing this letter to Georgetown on Buckley’s behalf. Very kind of you. I know it will help. Hope you’re great and we can all have dinner soon,” Carlson wrote on November 12, 2014.
“Hey mate, I need Buckley’s resume if you have one handy… Thanks” Hunter replied.
‘Of couse. I’m getting on a plane now, but I’ll ask Susie to send it right away. Thank you again. It’s very nice of you to do this,” Carlson wrote.
Carlson declined to comment on his emails about Georgetown.
Buckley graduated in 2019 with a degree in political and government science from the University of Virginia.
In April 2023, Fox said the network and Carlson had “agreed to part ways,” but offered no explanation for the dramatic move, saying the final broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was broadcast the previous Friday.
Carlson ended the show by saying, “We’ll be back Monday.”
However, on Monday night, viewers tuned in to morning anchor Brian Kilmeade, who said Carlson was gone, “as you may have heard.”
“I wish Tucker the best,” Kilmeade said. “I’m good friends with Tucker and always will be.”