Carlson’s 1991 Trinity College’s yearbook entry is circulating on social media, because he wrote in it that he was a part of the “Dan White Society.”
Dan White was an American politician responsible for the murders of San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay official in 1978 at San Francisco City Hall.
It is unclear whether that is the Dan White referenced, or what the club actually did.
Within the yearbook entry, Carlson also affiliated himself with the Jesse Helms Foundation, an anti-civil rights and anti-gay senator from North Carolina.
According to The Wrap, Trinity College, a liberal arts-focused college in Connecticut, stated the entry was real but said the “Dan White Society” didn’t seem to exist at the school.
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Certainly, Carlson wasted no time addressing the situation on a segment for his show on Tuesday - but stopped short of addressing either of the two societies listed by his name. In a tweeted clip of his show, he made claims that Jeff Bezos got someone to conduct “opposition research” on him, which seems farfetched, despite his beliefs.
“Jeff Bezos had one of his minions, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged man called Erik Wemple, pull our dusty college yearbook and call around and see if we’d done anything naughty at the age of 19,” alleged Carlson.
Wemple, the man Carlson alleges to be shopping around for insight into his naughty activity, declined to comment to The Hill on Carlson’s comments and also whether or not he is investigating the situation.