Fox News Media issued a press release Monday stating that the network and Tucker Carlson had “agreed to part ways.” Carlson has yet to publicly address the matter, but on Tuesday in Florida, the popular conservative commentator spoke briefly to DailyMail.com.
“Retirement is going great so far,” he laughed, according to the outlet. “I haven’t had dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years.” The outlet reported that when pressed about his future, Carlson smiled and jokingly replied, “More entrees.”
The video shows Carlson and his wife riding together in a golf cart.
u201cTucker Carlson laughing.nWith his wife of 30+ years and 4 kids.nIn a golf cart.nI don’t care in the world.nThis after the nasty, vicious goblin that left threw everything at him what they had for YEARS. After all this, the left is still miserable.nTucker is still happy.nTucker wins.nEternal joyu201d
— Benny Johnson (@BennyJohnson) 1682515425
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that Carlson learned he had been let go about 10 minutes before Fox announced the news of the split.
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We appreciate his service to the network as a host and previously as a contributor,” the company’s press release stated. “Mr. Carlson’s last show was on Friday, April 21. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8:00 PM / ET beginning that evening as an interim show hosted by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”
Carlson had apparently hoped to be back on the air on Monday, because he said “we’ll be back on Monday” when he closed his show on Friday, April 21.
In the wake of the news of the split, some people have taken to Twitter to announce that they have canceled their subscription to the Fox Nation streaming service.
Politico cited two Defense Department officials who were apparently pleased by the news about Carlson, though the outlet did not reveal the identities of those officials. “Good delivery,” said one official.
The outlet reported that when asked to respond to the news that Defense Department officials were pleased, Carlson texted, “Ha! I’m sure.”
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