It’s been barely two days since his brutal ouster from Fox News – but Tucker Carlson looks like a man without a care in the world.
The TV firebrand shrugged off the media storm and insisted he was more interested in enjoying a romantic date with his wife Susan as he broke his silence in an exclusive chat with DailyMail.com.
‘Retirement is going great so far,’ chuckled Carlson, 53, as he emerged from his $5.5 million beach home in Boca Grande, Florida on Tuesday night.
‘I haven’t eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years.’
Pressed on his future, the flame-throwing former host of Tucker Carlson Tonight flashed a broad smile and joked: ‘Appetizers plus entree.’
Dad-of-four Carlson zoomed off in a golf cart without elaborating on reports that he was ‘blindsided’ by Monday’s shock announcement that he was ‘parting ways’ with Fox – despite being the network’s biggest prime-time star.
But DailyMail.com understands that he spent Tuesday huddling with right-hand man Justin Wells – who lost his executive producer gig – as the cable news veterans plotted their next move.
Former Fox host Glenn Beck and Jeremy Boreing, the founder of conservative media company, The Daily Wire, have both said they’d love to offer a job to Carlson, who courted controversy by arguing against US involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and rejected the notion that January 6 was an insurrection.
Sources say, however, that Carlson is unlikely to make any significant moves while powerhouse Hollywood attorney Bryan Freedman negotiates his exit package with Fox Corp brass.
Did you happen to hear Kari Lake’s comment on Eric Bolling’s show, where she appeals to Tucker not to take any $$’s from Fox for his silence during the next year and a half? She urges him to break his contract and says they’ll help him cover costs if Fox sues him. Kari also urged other conservative Fox hosts to get away and no longer lend their names/voices to Fox’s RINO message.
This woman is totally in touch with their agenda.