This Friday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson thought it’d be a good idea to challenge Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca. But as the exchange between the two went on, it became clear that he’d bitten off a little more than he could chew.
At the outset of the segment, Carlson accused Duca of defending the person who allegedly confronted Ivanka Trump on an airplane this week.
Duca clarified that she doesn’t believe anyone should be confronted like that in public, especially in front of their children, to which Carlson responded by challenging her contention that Trump is guilty of “sinister complicity” by being involved in her father’s administration.
Duca didn’t back down, saying that there’s a difference between harassment of Trump and legitimate criticism of her support for the “most anti-woman candidate in decades,” referring to president-elect Donald Trump.
As Carlson repeatedly interrupted Duca during the exchange, she shot back with a zinger.
“You’re actually being a partisan hack that’s just attacking me ad nauseam and not allowing me to speak,” Duca said to a stunned Carlson.
The host then turned to a recent viral column Duca wrote, titled, “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America.” Carlson then used some of Duca’s more teen-centric articles as a way to undermine her opinion on politics.
“A woman can love Ariana Grande and her thigh-high boots and still discuss politics and those things are not mutually exclusive,” Duca replied.
At the end of the segment, a visibly angry Carlson told her, “You should stick to the thigh-high boots. You’re better at that.”
Later on, Duca took to Twitter and shared her feelings about Carlson’s interview skills.
.@TuckerCarlson is an enemy of rational discourse. In this fraught moment, his bully tactics are profoundly damaging, and achieve nothing.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 24, 2016
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