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Controversial author Michael Wolff claimed in an interview this week that Tucker Carlson was the source of his reporting that alleged Florida Governor Ron DeSantis kicked Carlson’s dog while meeting with Carlson and his wife, Susie Carlson.
Carlson rejected the claims in “The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty” last week, telling The Daily Wire that the “ridiculous” story was “totally made up” and that DeSantis “never touched my dog, obviously.”
DeSantis’ presidential campaign also slammed the story, calling it “absurd and false.”
Wolff claimed in his book:
The Carlsons are dog people with four spaniels, the progeny of other spaniels they have had before, who sleep in their bed. DeSantis pushed the dog under the table. Had he kicked the dog? Susie Carlson’s judgment was clear: She did not ever want to be anywhere near anybody like that ever again. Her husband agreed. DeSantis, in Carlson’s view, was a “fascist.” Forget Ron DeSantis.
In an interview on Monday, Wolff claimed that Carlson was the source for the story: “The source on this is Tucker himself. I just reflect what he told me.”
When asked if Carlson was lying, Wolff said: “I don’t know, maybe he exaggerated. Maybe he lied. I don’t know. Maybe he regrets saying that. I have no idea.”
“I think what I am accurately reflecting is his feelings about Ron DeSantis, and at the moment he seemed to have felt that he kicked the dog,” Wolff claimed. “I can’t tell you whether that happened or not. I can tell you with the greatest authority that that’s what he said happened.”
A spokesperson for Carlson said that Wolff’s claims that Carlson was behind the story was false.
The spokesperson also responded with the following video of Wolff:
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