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Tucker Carlson Admits He's More Interested in Public Urination Than Trump's Taxes

These are the Fox News host's priorities right now.

Donald Trump's taxes have been a subject of controversy since the Republican primary. Now a new bill introduced by Corey Johnson aims to hold the president accountable by forcing city concession contractors to release their returns. 

On Tuesday, the New York City councilman appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to defend his legislation.

"This bill would pertain to anyone, in the future, who goes for a city concession contract who emblazons their name on the property and is making money off the city of New York," he argued.

"You preside over a city that just decriminalized public urination... and the effects are really obvious," Carlson snorted. "There's a lot going on in Manhattan, not all of it good, and you're taking your time to basically grandstand on the national stage because you don't like Trump." 

"It's okay if you don't like Trump, but how about filling some potholes and, you know, arresting some public urinators?" the Fox News host asked.

Johnson was floored. 

"This is the first time I've heard a connection between public urination and President Trump's tax returns...this is really about getting some transparency and accountability," he explained. "Do you think the president should release tax returns?" 

Carlson demurred, instead railing about the conditions of New York's public transit stations.

"Penn Station is yours and you're worrying about Trump's tax returns? Are you joking?" he asked, outraged. "Have you been in the men's room there? Dead serious question." 

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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