Fox News host Greg Gutfeld appears to be supporting his longtime colleague Tucker Carlson following his sudden departure from the network.
News broke on Monday that Carlson had been released from his position. Gutfeld, who hosts his own show on Fox News, took to social media Wednesday to defend Carlson and to criticize his colleague, Geraldo Rivera, who had spoken out against Carlson’s comments.
In a tweet, Rivera had called Carlson’s theories “bullsh*t” and accused former President Trump of inciting an insurrection. Gutfeld responded to Rivera’s tweet by calling him a “class act” and a “real man of the people,” in what appeared to be a clear rebuke of Rivera’s criticism of Carlson.
The tweet quickly went viral, with many Fox News viewers rallying behind Gutfeld and Carlson.
You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people. https://t.co/20LOwVzXwS
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 26, 2023
In a separate Fox News segment, Gutfeld even sparked speculation about the 2024 presidential race, joking that Tucker Carlson might run against Susan Rice.
Gutfeld jokes about Tucker running for president against Susan Rice in 2024.
Awkward laugh from the panel.pic.twitter.com/iyNl0o7cII
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) April 26, 2023
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly recently defended Carlson against accusations of promoting white supremacist ideology. Kelly called out left-wing commentator Keith Olbermann for comparing Carlson to a Nazi.