Wemple: I’m interested in it all. Let me just continue here. This is a quote that I got in February: “I would consider Tucker to be alt-right.” That was David Duke, who I interviewed on February 9.Carlson: [laughter]Wemple: What do you say to that? I know that there have been, you know, some people —Carlson: What do I say to that?Wemple: I mean, does that make you feel —Carlson: [laughter] I would say you reveal yourself as a moron even asking me a question like — I mean, I don’t, what do you mean? I’ve never met David Duke. I’ve never read a single word David Duke has written.Wemple: Did you see the tweets he —Carlson: I have no idea what alt-right is. I mean, so what you’re trying to do —Wemple: You really have no idea what alt-right is?Carlson: I honestly don’t. Why don’t you define it for me? This would be interesting. Why don’t you define your question: What’s alt-right?Wemple: I mean, I think it’s a euphemism for racists and white nationalists.Carlson: So are you asking me if I’m racist and white nationalist?Wemple: No, I’m just saying that David Duke, the reason why I called him was because he had tweeted about you a couple of times.Carlson: You called David Duke to ask him?Wemple: Yeah, he was at a Whole Foods getting some things.Carlson: If your blog was in the paper, I might have seen it.Wemple: Good, good, good.Carlson: I mean look, just even asking a question that stupid says a lot about you and nothing about me. If you have a question about what I believe, I’ll gladly answer it. Name an issue, I’ll tell you exactly what I think, on anything.Wemple: Okay. But the thing is it, it doesn’t concern —Carlson: David Duke! I mean, are you joking? How old are you? [laughter] What are you a child? I think you’re like, you’re not a recent college graduate, I don’t think? I mean, that’s like a kid question. “David Duke said something nice about you. Will you disavow David Duke?”HA HA HA HA HA HA! It’s so stupid! It was like, when you went into journalism, I bet you never thought you’d find yourself in a place where you ask fake questions like that. And I bet your younger self would have hated your current self.
January 25, 2018 at 1:04 PM EST