Fox news host Tucker Carlson says it’s nearly impossible for him to go out to restaurants anymore because people keep shouting and hurling curse words at him.
In an episode released Monday, Carlson told the National Review’s podcast “The Jamie Weinstein Show, “I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream ‘F— you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal.”
“I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at,” he lamented to host Jamie Weinstein.
Carlson, who hosts his own primetime-show on Fox News, said he’s been able to cope after finding one restaurant where he can wine and dine in peace. He stopped short of naming the place, however.
“I go there because I love it and nobody hassles me,” he said of the secret eatery.
Carlson added that he “couldn’t wait for this revolution to end” so that he could go back to enjoying eating out. His complaints didn’t garner much sympathy from the public, though.
“I don’t feel bad for him,” tweeted Angelo Carusone, president of the nonprofit Media Matters for America. “It’s unclear to me why people who prey on racial anxieties and promote white supremacy should enjoy all of the benefits of society and decency they dismantle. Also, I don’t believe him.”
“I love how people project racism and xenophobia on a large scale and act like others are supposed to suppress how they feel about it,” another critic chimed in.
One Twitter user put it more plainly: “It’s called karma.”
The conservative political commentator has drawn the ire of liberals over the years for his unabashed support for right-wing views on issues of race, immigration and police violence. In August, Carlson argued with a straight face that white supremacy is “incredibly rare” in the U.S. and that violence committed by far-left activists is the real “crisis.” He’ also took aim at progressives who heckled Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) out of restaurants in Washington, D.C.
“If you scream at someone to the point where they have to leave the restaurant, that’s an act of wild aggression,” Carlson said last week.
In his interview with Weinstein, Carlson went on to praise what he described as “bravery” exhibited by President Donald Trump, discussed his early support for the Iraq war and plugged his new book, “Ship of Fools.”
Though he boasts plenty of self-confidence to Fox News viewers, the host admitted he sometimes gets things wrong.
“It’s not like I’ve always been right and everyone else is dumb,” he said. “I’ve been plenty dumb, on television, too, so you can check it if you want. There’s no hiding from my dumbness.”