Tucker Carlson is an expert at staying in the spotlight.
From landing interviews with notables, including former President Donald Trump, to bold humor such as calling the Canadian prime minister on speakerphone, Carlson consistently tops headlines.
The former No. 1 News Host on Fox News has successfully launched a podcast on X and carries an active speaking circuit schedule.
This week, Carlson is in Canada, calling out liberal leaders and policies that in his view, are detrimental to the cause of freedom.
Tucker, who has long been critical of Canada’s left-leaning politics, took the stage to the applause of thousands.
Carlson was sharply critical of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Tucker criticized Freeland’s “high self-esteem,” to the applause of the crowd, and said he knew Freeland when she was a journalist at the Financial Times. He quipped that the outlet “shall forever live in infamy” for employing her.
Employing his well-known humor, Carlson said of Freeland, “Her self-esteem was literally unassailed. Like it was bomb-proof. If a nuclear bomb dropped on your town, you could hide beneath Chrystia Freeland’s self-esteem and live.”
Mercilessly, Tucker continued: “There’s like, nothing you could do to shake it. Nothing. No amount of evidence of her stupidity and wrong decisions and idiotic views could dissuade her from the core belief that she was awesome, and you were not.”
As Tucker spoke to the sold-out crowd in Alberta on Wednesday, he challenged representatives from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) to interview him and air it on television.
Tucker said to rousing applause: “Wait, can I say one last thing? You said CBC is in the room. I would love to do an interview with CBC. Meet me backstage. I dare you to put it on TV.”
RTM previously reported Tucker charging that Trudeau’s government is heavy-handed and guilty of flagrant overreach: “Why should we stand back and watch our biggest trading partner, the country with which we share the longest border — and actually a great country, I love Canada … Why should we let it become Cuba?” Carlson said.
During his last broadcast last April on the Fox network, Carlson said Trudeau’s Canada has become a dictatorship:
“Why don’t we liberate it?” Carlson mused. “We’re spending all this money to liberate Ukraine from the Russians, why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau? And I mean it.”
The Western Journal reported that “left-wing activists have attempted to block Carlson from entering the country.”
A petition drive to bar Carlson from the country received scant support, though the harshly worded petition cast Carlson as a dangerous “conspiracy theorist,” a “racist,” an “active supporter of Putin” and a “hate monger” among other things.
The petition stated: “Tucker Carlson does not share the moral and ethical values of Canadian citizens. In fact, he openly and blatantly attacks the core values that decent law-abiding citizens follow.”
“We believe that it is in the best interest of Canada that Tucker [Carlson] be denied entry into Canada as an undesirable person.”
Undeterred, like a modern Robin Hood, Carlson has made a name for himself as a disturber of the peace and general rabble-rouser. Humorously, billboards promoting Carlson’s newer podcast platform, dubbed the Tucker Carlson Network, have appeared in recent weeks in locations embarrassing to legacy media outlets. A few examples follow:
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