Tucker Carlson says he’s “grateful” for Elon Musk’s quick call to his ex-Fox producer

Tucker Carlson said he will “never stop being grateful” for Elon Musk’s quick response to Fox News firing his executive producer from the network in April.

Former Fox News anchor who was fired from the network along with Former Tucker Carlson Tonight executive producer Justin Wells told Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy this week that the network fired Wells “within four minutes” of his surprise firing.

“He really didn’t do anything wrong. He was the best producer in all of television and everyone knew that,” Carlson said during an interview for his X Show (formerly Twitter).

“And Fox has a lot of nice people, a lot of very incompetent people who obviously run the company. And he was one of the few competent people in the whole industry, but they also fired him.”

Carlson further noted that Musk called Wells “within an hour” of the firing.

“And [he] said, ‘You should come to Twitter,’ so I’ll never stop being thankful for that,” the host said.

“We don’t work for Elon or anything, but we use the site like everyone else, a platform that is not censored. And I’m super grateful for that.”

Musk has previously stated that he has “no deal of any kind” with the host, who announced he would be bringing a show to X in May.

He noted in May that Carlson “would be subject to the same rules and rewards as all content creators.” Since then, the moderator has been spreading conspiracy theories on Musk’s platform.

Elsewhere in the interview, Carlson – who has been accused of misogyny – directed sexist remarks at the company, which is “run by fearful women,” and announced that he “got along with everyone” before his sacking.

HuffPost did not immediately receive a response from Fox News after a request for comment.

Go to the 43:06 mark in the clip below to see the presenter’s comments on Wells.

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: RickSchindler@worldtimetodays.com.

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