‘This is not the Tucker I know’: Former Fox host Abby Huntsman, 38, reveals her shock at Carlson’s scathing rant where he claimed ‘men are in decline’ because women earn more money
- Abby Huntsman, 38, used to host Fox & Friends with Tucker Carlson
- On Thursday on The View she revealed her shock at Tucker’s ‘Men in Decline’ speech aired Wednesday night on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight
- She said: ‘If you know Tucker personally, you would say he has a heart of gold’
- She said contrary to his rant, he was supportive of women on set and wanted to help them succeed in their careers
- Meghan McCain said he was a ‘pleasure’ to work with
Former Fox News host Abby Huntsman has revealed her shock at Tucker Carlson’s latest rant against women’s rights.
On Wednesday Carlson launched a bizarre rant on his eponymous show saying the American dream is dying because men are in decline.
He claimed that because women are getting paid more than men, there are less marriages and more children being born out of wedlock which spirals into increased crime and drug abuse.
Huntsman, 32, appeared on The View on Thursday where she was asked about her former co-worker’s rant. She revealed she could barely recognize the Tucker she once knew.
Former Fox news host Abby Huntsman, 32, revealed her shock at her old co-worker Tucker Carlson’s anti-women rant where he said men are in decline because women make more money. Huntsman pictured above speaking on The View on Thursday
‘I anchored a show with Tucker and this is so different than the Tucker that I know,’ said on Thursday, noting the time the two hosted Fox & Friends together
Meghan McCain chimed into the critique of Carlson’s rant saying it was confusing, but she commended the Fox host as a person saying he was a ‘pleasure’ to work with
‘I anchored a show with Tucker and this is so different than the Tucker that I know,’ she added, noting the time the two hosted Fox & Friends together.
She went on to say that he was actually very supportive of the women in his circle, a sentiment that didn’t quite match up with his speech.
‘Anyone that’s worked closely with him—he was so supportive of my career and wanted me to succeed,’ she said.
‘He’s also a big proponent of marriage and families, that is probably the biggest thing for him, but he was always great to anyone he worked with, people of different backgrounds, immigrants. He loved helping them out. So if you know Tucker personally, you would say he has a heart of gold,’ she added.
Touching on his points she added: ‘I’d be thrilled to make more than my husband.’
On Wednesday Carlson sparked outrage for his ‘Men in Decline’ speech where he blamed women making more money than men for declining marriage rates and crime
View host Joy Behar quickly dismissed her high regards for Carlson saying: ‘I don’t see what good that is when he’s promoting this bad stuff to millions of people.’
The View audience roared with applause in agreement with Behar.
‘I’m just saying it goes against the person that I know,’ Huntsman said.
Conservative host Meghan McCain chimed in to say that Carlson’s message was convoluted and confusing but said ‘I will say that it was a pleasure working with Tucker Carlson on my behalf as well’.
The two worked together when McCain was at Fox.
In his rant Carlson blamed much of American society’s problems on women making more money than men.
‘Study after study has shown that when men make less than women, women generally don’t want to marry them,’ he said.
Carlson and Huntsman pictured above hosting Fox together. Huntsman claimed that Carlson was supportive of her career and wanted her to succeed
‘I’m just saying it goes against the person that I know,’ Huntsman said on The View when asked about Carlson’s bizarre rant
‘Over big populations this causes a drop in marriage, a spike in out-of-wedlock births and all the familiar disasters that inevitably follow. More drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates, fewer families formed in the next generation,’ he added.
Immediately after his spiel aired, the New York State Department of Labor tweeted a pay equity study that concluded that closing the gender wage gap was actually ‘beneficial for women, men, families, the US & global economies and businesses.’
Carlson is no stranger to making controversial comments on his show.
In mid-December he said that immigrants made the United States ‘dirtier’ – a comment that sparked outrage online and lost him a number of advertisers.