During Hungary’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Tucker Carlson gave a few comments from his Fox News studio, according to Newsweek. He reportedly expressed disappointment in not being able to show up in person at the Budapest event’s “No Woke” panel discussion.
He called the Hungarians and Americans at the event “very brave,” and noted that the State Department was “keeping track.” He then added that he wished he could be present but was too busy with work, claiming that if he was ever fired, he would have the time.
Hungary has hosted two CPAC events. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who is described as a populist, previously made remarks at the August 2022 conference in Dallas, Texas. Orbán reportedly talked about the problem of immigration and said that “the globalists can go to hell.” His speech resulted in a standing ovation.
Tucker has made headlines recently after a surprising development revealed that he and Fox News parted ways. Since then, Tucker has only come forward with a video talking about the sorry state of the media and saying that the “undeniably big topics” get no coverage or discussion.
Some speculation suggests that the separation had to do with unveiled text messages that Tucker made after the January 6, 2021 riot that saw at least three “Trump guys” beating up an “Antifa kid.” The former host reportedly expressed dismay at the jumping, claiming that white men do not fight that way. He also allegedly wrote that he hoped they would kill him.
After testifying in court during the defamation suit brought against the network by Dominion Voting Systems, the board was reportedly worried that the message would become public. The decision to fire the popular host was then made by Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan, the network’s chief executive, and CEO Suzanne Scott.