A Fox News segment descended into chaos as a former staff member of the Trump administration and a guest on the network got into a furious war of words over Tucker Carlson.
This explosive moment occurred on Tuesday after the outspoken Carlson recently raised scepticism about the effectiveness of the vaccine and urged others to not idly dismiss anti-vaxxers.
Carlson, who has one of the most most-watched shows on Fox News, has seen a fierce pushback against his comments, even on the Fox Network.
Christopher Hahn, who is one of the few Democratic guests to appear on Fox, lashed out at conservatives for trying to discourage others from taking the vaccine.
Hahn said: “People like Tucker Carlson, like Jim Jordan, like Mercedes right here now casting doubt on the fact that the government—or trying to convince people that the government is somehow watching you. That is very irresponsible!”
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This didn’t sit well with Mercedes Schlapp, a former adviser in the White House under Donald Trump.
While Hahn was on his rant, Schlapp yelled back: “I’m not going to take this. You are not going to call me a liar and you are not going to call me a conspiracy theorist. You are not going to call Tucker Carlson a conspiracy theorist.”
Mercedes Schlapp: "You're not going to call Tucker Carlson a conspiracy theorist!" Chris Hahn: "He is and you are!… https://t.co/3rwKkAHCEL— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1617119577
Defiantly, Hahn hit back by saying that he did believe that Carlson and Schlapp were both conspiracy theorists and also called her a ‘grifter.’
The host of the segment Gillian Turner tried to get the pair to calm down by asking them to not resort to name-calling and for them to remain ‘civil.’
Hahn shared the moment on Twitter and once again accused the American right-wing of costing people their lives.
I didn’t hold back. The right is spreading conspiracy theories and it’s costing lives. https://t.co/babrxl0EyU— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn) 1617128432
Despite the negativity from conservatives, the majority of Americans are said to be satisfied with the vaccine roll-out under president Biden with 66 per cent of the population said to approve of the administration's efforts.
Data suggest that more than 300 million people in the US have already received the vaccine, second only in the world to China.
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