During one segment of the show, Carlson said he doesn’t know exactly why he was fired but has a good idea about it, adding that he’s not angry over the parting of ways.

“Honestly, I don’t know,” Carlson said on Brand’s podcast, “Stay Free,” the former host’s first public interview since being axed by Fox, Newsmax reported. “They didn’t agree with me, of course, I don’t think.”

“It’s not the first time I’ve been fired … when you say what you think, there’s an expectation you can get fired. I didn’t expect to get fired that morning at all, so I was shocked. But I wasn’t really shocked … I wasn’t mad,” he noted further.

“The only thing that bothers me? I’m 54. When you get a little bit older … you can lose your drive … It’s a little bit too nice,” he said regarding his now-extended vacation in Maine, which has been filled with fishing and eating late breakfasts. “My only fear has been … being a little bit too happy.”

The pair also discussed a wide range of additional topics, including his views about former President Donald Trump, whom he said he ‘loves.’ He also agreed with Trump’s position on the war in Ukraine.

“Trump is the only person … who is saying: ‘Wait a second. You know, why are we supporting an endless war in Ukraine?’” he said of Trump’s criticism of the U.S.’s involvement.

“All I can say at this point is I’m so grateful that he has that position. He’s right. And everyone in Washington is wrong, everyone,” Carlson added.

“Trump is right on that question … the war is reshaping the world. It’s reshaping the economy of the world. It’s reshaping populations,” he went on. Later, Carlson said that the U.S. had a unique power to force peace in the conflict, but those in charge of the country right now obviously don’t want to do that, Newsmax added.


On the topic of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, Carlson said the current approach to the issue is “designed to wreck the country and make it unstable.”

“I’m not against immigrants; that’s insane. The way the U.S. is doing immigration is designed to wreck the country … and add to racial division, which I hate because it’s not solvable. Our leaders not only want racial conflict but are stoking it,” he said.

Another former Fox personality, Geraldo Rivera, did not agree with Carlson’s approval of Trump’s views on Ukraine.

“Due respect to Tucker Carlson, but he’s as full of s**t about Ukraine as he was about January 6th,” he tweeted. “His smiley face doesn’t change fact Russia invaded sovereign Ukraine; 1000’s are dead, including women & children, the world order is assailed and Putin is a punk.”

Several Twitter users took Rivera to task over his remarks.

“Geraldo you are wrong about both…. Ukraine and Jan 6th,” wrote one, adding an insult: “P.S. A mustache is dirtier than a dog’s a**.”

“Look at the man in the mirror Geraldo. America has zero business being involved in this war period. Both countries are corrupt and both leaders are corrupt but heck so is Joe Biden. This crap is going to get Americans and our children laying dead in the streets!” said another.

“I’d rather have Putin as my neighbor than you Geraldo,” noted another user.

Still another user said, followed by three laughing emojis: “Are you still around and butt-hurt that Tucker Carlson is wildly more successful than you ever thought of being?”

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