Tucker Carlson on Thursday made an extremely rare admission about being wrong.
But instead of taking full responsibility for his controversial rhetoric, parroting of Kremlin talking points and defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Carlson instead suggested Russiaâ€™s aggression had been a surprise (despite Western powers warning of it for months) and then snidely tried to pin the blame for his comments on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
â€œWeâ€™ve been taken by surprise by the whole thing. Weâ€™re not the only ones who were, but weâ€™re willing to admit it. The only thing more embarrassing than being wrong in your estimates is pretending that you werenâ€™t,â€ blustered Carlson, who has taken a different tone since the invasion started and has whined about being falsely accused of rooting for Russia.
Carlson snarkily suggested Harrisâ€™ involvement in the Biden White Houseâ€™s response to the crisis meant it wasnâ€™t so serious.
â€œWhy didnâ€™t we see this coming, this total loss of control?â€ he asked. â€œWell, because we assumed that if things were dire, serious people would be involved in fixing them. But we looked up and we saw Kamala Harris involved, and that reassured us.â€
â€œIf the future of Europe and the world hung in the balance, as now so obviously it does, of course, the Biden administration would not have sent Kamala Harris to fix it,â€ Carlson added. â€œThat is absolutely not Kamala Harrisâ€™s job. That was our assumption. But, as noted, we were wrong.â€