'Russian asset says what?': Tucker Carlson hammered for demanding 'audit' of Volodymyr Zelenskyy's finances
Fox News' Tucker Carlson is facing deep backlash for his suggestion that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy undergoes an audit before the country receives aid in the midst of its deadly Russian invasion.
The controversial remarks came during Carlson's primetime segment on Thursday, April 21. At one point during the broadcast, Carlson said: "So they’ve beaten you into submission with moral lectures. Meanwhile, the White House has sent more than a billion dollars to Ukraine in just the past week."
He added, “And then today, as we told you, the secretary of the treasury announced they were sending half a billion to pay the salaries of Ukrainian government workers.”
“Shouldn’t we have an audit of Zelenskyy’s finances first?" he asked.
Almost immediately after making the remarks, Carlson defended himself against those who criticize him for spreading Russian disinformation. He mockingly said, “Ooh, shut up, that’s Russian disinformation.”
Tucker: Shouldn\u2019t we have an audit of Zelenskyy\u2019s finances first?pic.twitter.com/Ilm3ul81Gg— Acyn (@Acyn) 1650589486
Carlson's remarks came after President Joe Biden announced the additional monetary amounts the United States would send to aid Ukraine. According to HuffPost, the U.S. is sending "$1.3 billion in military and economic support to Ukraine, including $500 million in direct economic aid that the Ukrainian government can use to help 'stabilize their economy, to support communities that have been devastated by the Russian onslaught and pay the brave workers that continue to provide essential services to the people of Ukraine.'”
Almost immediately after Carlson made his remarks he was met with backlash on Twitter. One user also alluded to the speculation about Trump working with Putin as Republicans' reasons for supporting the Russian agenda. "Clearly, the GOP’s unwillingness to support Ukraine is based on sound understanding of geopolitical history and not the obvious reason we all kinda figured out," the user tweeted.
Tucker\u2019s party leader never even released his taxes...— Christine Galea (@Christine Galea) 1650589581
Clearly, the GOP\u2019s unwillingness to support Ukraine is based on sound understanding of geopolitical history and not the obvious reason we all kinda figured out: https://twitter.com/dreamweasel/status/1505853316424781826?s=21\u00a0\u2026— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) 1650589530
Despite calls to denounce Russian propaganda, Carlson has repeatedly chose not to do so.
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