Russian media has confirmed that Tucker Carlson, a resident of Oxford County, was photographed over the weekend in Russia, has conducted an interview in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Carlson was spotted several times in the Russian capital, including in the famous Bolshoi Theatre. Russian media reportedly asked Carlson about an interview with Putin, and he responded by smiling and saying, “We’ll see.”
Rumors of Carlson interviewing Putin are also fueled by the fact that last September, Carlson claimed the U.S. government blocked a proposed interview with Vladimir Putin. The then-Fox News commentator also alleged that the U.S. government had surveilled his electronic communications.
American politicians and media figures had varying reactions regarding Carlson’s possible interview with Putin.
Former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger called Carlson “a traitor” in a post on X.
He is a traitor. https://t.co/F4yK56vSun— Adam Kinzinger (Slava Ukraini) 🇺🇸🇺🇦🇮🇱 (@AdamKinzinger) February 4, 2024
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) defended a possible Carlson-Putin interview.
“Democrats and their propagandists in the media are spasming at the prospect of Tucker Carlson interviewing Putin,” Greene said.
Democrats and their propagandists in the media are spasming at the prospect of Tucker Carlson interviewing Putin.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 3, 2024
They feel entitled to the position of gatekeeper and believe they are the ones who tell you what to think and believe.
They HATE when someone like Tucker goes… pic.twitter.com/yKwm4Mz1iC
Former editor of the failed Weekly Standard magazine, Bill Kristol, had perhaps the most extreme reaction to the interview, postulating on X that perhaps Carlson should not be allowed back into the United States.