'Hatred' of Democrats: Tucker Carlson attempts to explain his failed 2022 midterm election predictions

'Hatred' of Democrats: Tucker Carlson attempts to explain his failed 2022 midterm election predictions
Fox News Tucker Carlson speaking at the 2020 Student Action Summit, hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida (Gage Skidmore)

Fox News' Tucker Carlson recently provided an explanation for his failed prediction when he suggested a red wave would sweep the United States during the 2022 midterm elections.

Earlier this week, the conservative primetime host sat down for an interview with far-right influencer Charlie Kirk where he admitted that his election predictions were “miscalled completely.”

Carlson, like many far-right Republicans, assumed those candidates backed by former President Donald Trump had a substantial chance of unseating Democratic candidates and anti-Trump Republican candidates. However, the election results did not pan out the way many expected.

READ MORE: Watch: Gaslighting Tucker Carlson says 'witch doctors' are 'lying' about NFL player Damar Hamlin's injuries

In fact, a substantial number of the candidates Trump endorsed ended up losing key elections in critical battleground states which suggests the former president's influence may be waning among Republican votes.

While Carlson admitted that he's still unsure of why Republicans fell short in the election, he did offer an explanation for his own prediction. According to Carlson, hatred may have blinded his judgment.

“I actually hate this neoliberal movement, this antihuman movement that’s sweeping the West,” Carlson said. “I really feel hatred.”

“That loathing clouded my judgment,” he continued. “I was like, ’I dislike these people so much. What they’re doing is so wrong. It is helping so few people and hurting so many. It’s so immoral on every level that I just want it to be repudiated.’”

READ MORE: Watch: Tucker Carlson spins new conspiracy theory saying US gov will lace country’s water supply with antidepressants

The far-right Fox News host went a step further with more detail to support his explanation.

“I wanted that so much, not because I like the Republicans — I really dislike them more than I ever have — but I dislike the other side more,” he said.

Carlson concluded with remarks appearing to downplay his knowledge of American politics saying he had “no freaking idea what goes on in American politics.”

Watch the video below or at this link. Carlson's remarks appear at the 18:00 mark.

READ MORE: 'Something’s going on there': Tucker Carlson spins conspiracy about Lindsey Graham to explain his support for Ukraine

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.