Fox News host and Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson interviewed Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca on Friday night, and the final result was kind of ugly. Duca and Carlson faced off over the recent incident where Ivanka Trump had been shouted at on a JetBlue flight, but it soon devolved into the Fox News host taking on a mocking tone while Duca stood her ground on her writing and her political statements online.
Carlson was quick to bring up the tweet above from Duca in relation to the Trump incident before pivoting to her article in Teen Vogue titled “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” This would all be fair game under normal circumstances, but Carlson seems to want to call out Duca as opposed to debating what was said in her tweets and in the article. To the Teen Vogue writer’s credit, she stood her ground and defended herself against Carlson and her position against the Trump administration:
“You’re actually being a partisan hack that’s just attacking me ad nauseum and not allowing me to speak.”
The interview does not get much better from this point, with Carlson using Duca’s other articles for Teen Vogue — including an article involving Ariana Grande and thigh-high boots — as a sort of criticism against her work about Donald Trump and other political topics. It quickly turns into a mess all the way until the end when Carlson tells Duca the following:
“You should stick to the thigh-high boots. You’re better at that.”
It’s definitely an infuriating interview, no matter what side you’re on in the debate. Each “side” is apparently willing to declare themselves the victor, especially Carlson’s Daily Caller ran the interview with the headline, “Tucker Carlson Embarrasses Feminist Who Defended Harassing Ivanka.” And despite being cut off at the end of the interview, Duca did respond to Carlson online:
You’re certainly free to judge for yourself. If anything, I don’t expect to see Duca sitting down to chat with Carlson at any point in the near future.