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Tucker Carlson Calls Historian ‘Tiny Brain,’ ‘Moron’ in Expletive-Laden Leaked Video

Historian Rutger Bregman has released cellphone footage of an unaired interview he did with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and an email that he received from Carlson afterward that called him “an a–hole.”

Bregman, an author of several books on history, economics, and philosophy, claimed Carlson invited him on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss his recent comments on billionaires at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, being too greedy and not paying enough taxes.

However, the interview got heated when Bregman called Carlson a “millionaire funded by billionaires” and saying “You’re not part of the solution, Mr. Carlson. You’re part of the problem.” Bregman released footage of the interview to NowThis News, which has been viewed more than 800,000 times on Twitter.

The interview ended with an expletive-laden rant by Carlson, in which he told Bregman “Why don’t you go f—- yourself, you tiny brain…moron,” and also doubted that the show would air the clip.

Bregman also shared part of an email that he claims was from Carlson. It says, “I loved what you said at Davos, so I had high hopes for our interview. But you turned out to be far dumber, more dogmatic and less impressive than I expected. You’re professional academic, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it was still disappointing. Also, for what it’s worth, you’re an a–hole.”

Carlson recently told viewers the segment did not air because he used a profanity after Bregman accused him of being told what to say by executives at 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News. “Whatever my faults or those of this channel, no one in management tells us what positions to take,” he said. Carlson acknowledged he was rude to Bregman, but that his words were “heartfelt. I meant it with total sincerity.”

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