Donald Trump Jr has praised the way Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson dealt with a “mob” of critics after controversial comments he made from 2006 to 2011 on a radio show.

As indy100 reported earlier this week, Carlson lost more than 20 advertisers over comments he made on shock jock radio show Bubba the Love Sponge. Some of the comments included:

Women were "like dogs" because they "hate weakness" and are "extremely primitive" and he defended convicted child sex abuser Warren Jeffs, saying the charges were "bulls***" because "arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old is not the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her."

Trump Jr threw his support behind Carlson despite calls for a boycott of his Fox show, with the Twitter hashtag, #BoycottTuckerCarlson.

Taking to Twitter following intense criticism of his past comments, Carlson remained unrepentant.

“Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago," Carlson said in a statement on Twitter hours after the comments were published by Media Matters.

Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.

He went on to respond to criticism on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight for the first time on TV.

"The great American outrage machine is a remarkable thing," he said, and Carlson claimed the "liberal mob" was working hard to kill his show.

Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day, We've always apologised when we're wrong, and will continue to do that. That's what decent people do. They apologise. But we will never bow to the mob. Ever. No matter what.

In response to Carlson’s non-apology, Trump Jr praised him:

“This is how to handle the outrage mob,” he wrote.

Remember, even the most sincere apology means nothing to them. They want to break and ruin you. That’s their end goal.

Trump Jr's comments were dragged online

Other people argued that Tuck hadn't actually apologised properly

Donald Trump’s son has a history of own goals and self-owns. Like the time he shared an inaccurate Obamacare meme, and when he tried to trash the Washington Post’s Super Bowl ad about the importance of journalists.

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