On his popular Fox News segment Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson frequently criticizes homeless people for everything from being drug addicts to simply existing. A video of Tucker’s comments compiled by media watchdog Media Matters runs for over four minutes long.
He frequently makes the distinction between homeless people and “normal people,” often referring to the former as “filth.”
One would expect Tucker, then, to be one of the “hardworking Americans” that he says are “the backbone of America.”
But, according to an article from Mediaite, Carlson, in 2008, bragged about having everything handed to him.
“You’re a trust fund baby, are you not?” a host on The Bubba the Love Sponge Show asked Carlson. “Oh completely, I’ve never needed to work, yeah,” Carlson responded.
“I’m like extraordinarily loaded, just like from money I inherited from my number of trust funds… I go out and beat some servants, I’ll wrap my Lamborghini around a tree, go pick up a kilo [of cocaine] or two — just like normal stuff like that… I’m completely a [trust fund baby]. I never needed to work, the whole cable news thing was just a total pose, it was just like a phase I was going through.”