On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. claimed that Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News “changes things permanently” following the announcement by the network of their primetime host’s exit.
Trump Jr. told conservative activist and podcast host Charlie Kirk on “The Charlie Kirk Show” that this would fundamentally change things because Carlson was “one of the few voices in the Republican party that would call out the nonsense from GOP senators, governors and otherwise.” He added that Carlson was a “thought leader in conservatism.”
Trump Jr. proceeded to praise Carlson calling him a “once-in-a-generation type talent,” adding that he hopes that Carlson will continue “to be that voice for conservatism” because “he’s one of the few people pushing those boundaries.”
On Monday, Fox News announced that they had reached a mutual agreement with Carlson that it was time for him to exit the network. The decision is effective immediately, which means that Carlson’s last show on the network aired last Friday. According to the announcement, there is going to be a rotating cast of hosts who will host the 8 p.m. show until a permanent replacement for Carlson is found. Following the announcement shares of Fox Corporation fell on Monday.
Carlson was not the only major host to have left his network on Monday. Longtime CNN host Don Lemon also revealed that he had been fired by CNN on that same day.
Former President Trump celebrated Lemon’s exit from CNN in a Truth Social post. The former President has not commented on Carlson’s exit from Fox News yet.