Fox News host Tucker Carlson thought he’d attack former “Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart over Stewart’s advocacy on behalf of veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
HuffPost notes that Carlson made his hateful remarks Thursday evening on his show:
On Thursday night, Carlson fired off a series of highly personal and deeply weird insults at Stewart for his advocacy of healthcare for U.S. veterans. Stewart, Carlson said, looks “like a guy who lives in the men’s room at your public library, eating imaginary insects out of the air” and “a homeless mental patient.”
“He’s shrieking and disheveled and very short,” Carlson said. “Really short. Too short to date. Was he always that short?”
But someone should have warned Carlson that it’s a bad idea to attack a comedian, especially one as beloved as Jon Stewart, and certainly not when he’s advocating on behalf of veterans.
Stewart quickly clapped back at Carlson.
Others on Twitter then joined the debate and also took turns slamming Carlson.
Memo to Tucker Carlson: You should probably stick to polishing Donald Trump’s butt. At least you’re good at that.