Tucker Carlson says he mocked liberals and media members who took him seriously when he joked that President Trump was “impressive” for looking at the sun without glasses during the Monday’s eclipse.
“It was a test to see if liberals are really as slow and humorless as people claim. Turns out they are,” Carlson said in a statement when asked about his comment.
Many news organizations, including TheWrap, covered comments that Carlson made on Monday night. He spoke in a tone that only a regular viewer of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” would have realized wasn’t to be taken seriously — but that didn’t stop certain news organization from literally thinking Carson considered Trump more “impressive” than anything ever done by a president.
“Even the president saw it, but in a move that is not a complete surprise, he looked directly at the sun without any glasses — perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done,” Tucker said while showing video of the president enjoying the eclipse.