Journalist Tucker Carlson has released his interview with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, which is over two hours long. It is currently only available on the Tucker Carlson Network (TCN) website. (Update: as of 6:25 p.m., it was posted to X and YouTube.)
Carlson previously said Elon Musk gave him the green light to post the interview on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, and promised he would not take the video down even if pressured.
Ep. 73 The Vladimir Putin Interview pic.twitter.com/67YuZRkfLL
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 8, 2024
Carlson opened the interview with a monologue delivered in front of the Kremlin, an iconic complex in the center of Moscow, capital of Russia. Putin began by diving into a long history of Russia and Ukraine, reaching back to the 9th century. Carlson confessed that he and his team at first found this lecture “annoying” and were suspicious if it was a stalling tactic, but said they were eventually pleased by the direction he took.
As Valuetainment previously reported, lawmakers from the European Union (EU) have already threatened to sanction Carlson due to his interview, on the grounds that Putin is a war criminal and that Carlson is “assisting” him by giving him a platform to speak.
This is a developing story. Check back later for more updates.
Shane Devine is a writer covering politics, economics, and culture for Valuetainment. Follow Shane on X (Twitter).