In an interview with Balázs Orbán, a senior counselor Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Tucker Carlson reportedly revealed why his termination from Fox News was actually a blessing in disguise.
Carlson claimed that being fired on April 24 kept him from becoming overly narcissistic.
He said to Orbán he is “grateful” for the experience right now.
“I’ve loved it. I mean, thankfully the people I worked with on my show were also fired with me. My executive producer, Justin Wells — we’ve been together for many years, very close — and he got fired two minutes after I got fired, and I said ‘I’m so glad you got fired.’ So, my world hasn’t changed that much actually and I’ve been with the same woman for 39 years, and I have a very large and very close family, and the people I work with hasn’t changed, and my dogs — we have a lot of dogs — they’re still there. So, my life hasn’t changed that much.” Carlson said.
“This is my third time being fired as an adult, and I would recommend it to anybody … It’s great to get fired, because it keeps you from being a truly horrible person. I mean, we’re all sort of horrible people because we’re people. But, getting fired, you know, the problem with men when they’re successful is they start to think they’re Jesus. It just happens. And you get this hubris like ‘I can do anything, I’m so important.’” he continued.
“And getting fired reminds you that you’re just like everybody else. You’re kind of a ridiculous person and you’ll die alone and terrified like every human being from the beginning of time and you’re just like everybody else and stop that. And that’s a really good thing to learn about yourself.” Carlson added.