â€œThese are statements that are not only not true, but are precisely what is being said in Moscow by Vladimir Putin,â€ Karl said.
Prior to Russiaâ€™s invasion of Ukraine, Carlson repeatedly defended Putin, noting that the Russian leader had never called him a racist. Heâ€™s also admitted to â€œrootingâ€ for Russia and said the U.S. should butt out, and claimed Putin â€œjust wants to keep his western borders secure.â€
This week, Carlson, who has openly admitted to lying, blamed the United States for Russiaâ€™s attack on Ukraine. And on Thursday night, Carlson appeared to attack one of his own networkâ€™s reporters for debunking some of the conspiracy theories heâ€™s spread on his show.