Fox News host Tucker Carlson has praised President Donald Trump for looking at Monday’s solar eclipse without protective eyewear.
“Even the president saw it, but in a move that wasn’t a complete surprise, he looked directly at the sun without any glasses, perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done,” Carlson said during Monday’s broadcast.
Carlson’s pugnacious interviews and contrarian defenses of Trump have become the subject of both praise and derision online. Many have mocked Carlson’s defense of Trump’s praise of some “very fine people” who attended a white-nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month.
Parody became reality tonight. Thanks, Tucker. pic.twitter.com/GSRc7Vdk2N
— Jim Swift (@JSwiftTWS) August 22, 2017
Though some online appeared to take the comments seriously, Carlson was almost certainly joking. The host often laces interviews and segments with sarcasm aimed at provoking liberals, leftists, and members of the media.
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Parody meets reality on Tucker Carlson
"He looked at the sun without any glasses. Perhaps the most impressive thing any president has done." pic.twitter.com/Ukl3ckdvVq
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) August 22, 2017