‘Go f*** yourself, you tiny brain’: Historian reveals the humiliating interview Fox News' Tucker Carlson didn't want you to see

‘Go f*** yourself, you tiny brain’: Historian reveals the humiliating interview Fox News' Tucker Carlson didn't want you to see
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When Tucker Carlson interviewed Dutch historian Rutger Bregman recently for his program on Fox News, the far-right media personality did not appreciate Bregman expressing different economic views. And a leaked video of their conversation shows just how bad Tucker’s meltdown was.

The leaked video, posted on Twitter by NowThis News, shows the full segment—which, according to NowThis, Fox News “is refusing to air.”

Bregman, speaking from Amsterdam, told Carlson that “the vast majority of Americans, for years and years now, according to the polls—including Fox News viewers and Republicans—are in favor of higher taxes on the rich. Higher inheritance taxes, higher top marginal tax rates, higher wealth taxes. It’s all really mainstream.”

At that point, Carlson was relatively friendly—even making Bregman’s point by saying, “I don’t think Netflix, for example, paid any taxes last year at all.” And Bregman noted that during the 1950s—which he described as “the golden age of capitalism”—the ultra-rich paid a top marginal tax rate of “about 70, 80, 90%, actually, under Eisenhower, the Republican president.”

But things grew unpleasant after Bregman began to criticize the Trump Administration, Rupert Murdoch and Republicans who would rather “scapegoat immigrants instead of talking about tax avoidance.” Describing Carlson as a “millionaire funded by billionaires,” the historian told him, “You’re not part of the solution, Mr. Carlson. You’re part of the problem, actually.”

Carlson threw a temper tantrum, telling Bregman, “I want to say to you, ‘Why don’t you go fuck yourself, you tiny brain?’ And I hope this gets picked up because you’re a moron. I tried to give you a hearing, but you were too fucking annoying.”

Sounding amused, Bregman responded, “You can’t handle the criticism, can you?”

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