(DailyVantage.com) – In an interview with Hungarian leader Balázs Orbán, former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson explained that his firing from the network was good, saying it prevented him from becoming egotistical and that he was grateful for the experience. He also highlighted how he values time with his wife, family, and dogs, saying that while his employment has changed, his life has remained consistent.
Additionally, he noted that Fox also terminated his close coworkers, which has allowed them to continue to maintain a working relationship with him by producing new content on Twitter. Fox News has attempted to accuse him of breaching his $20 million contract with the network, which will expire in January 2025.
His independent show through social media allows Carlson to deliver monologues and interview people, including former President Donald Trump. Trump, rather than appearing at the Fox-hosted Republican National Committee presidential debate, opted to have an interview with Carlson, which has now generated over 260 million views. In comparison, the broadcasted debate coverage of the remaining Republican field averaged almost 13 million viewers, which is lower compared to the first GOP debate in 2015, which featured Trump.
As the Republican frontrunner, Trump holds a 35-point lead over runner-up Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 49.2% to 14.9%, and he continues to use social media to his advantage. The other Republican presidential candidates trail behind, with only three others at or above 5%. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy is at 10.1%, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is at 5.4%, and former Vice President Mike Pence is at 5.0%.
With more opportunities, such as the Trump interview, Carlson hopes to continue his programming. Next, Carlson could attempt to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. Without Fox News regulating him, Carlson believes that his online content can be more open to opinions and accessible to a wider variety of people than Fox may have allowed on their platform.
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