Fox News host Tucker Carlson expressed skepticism with the Trump White House Wednesday night on his program “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after White House counsel Kellyanne Conway cancelled her appearance at the last minute.
Carlson explained, “we had booked her at [the White House’s] request. We don’t often have people from the administration on but they said ‘we want to send over Kellyanne Conway,’ great.”
Carlson went on to say that “not long before air, they cancelled it for reasons that were not exactly clear.” He also said that while he believes that “a lot of the descriptions about what’s going on in the White House are false […] but it does seem a little chaotic over there.”
If Kellyanne Conway had appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” she would have been one of the first administration officials to speak after the Department of Justice announced that they were appointing a special prosecutor — former FBI Director Robert Mueller — to investigate possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Conway has been noticeably absent from television appearances after a series of on-air blunders including her “alternative facts” statement and “Bowling Green massacre” remarks.
Trump has battled back on the independent investigation. On Wednesday he declared, “no politician has been treated so badly.” On Thursday morning, he tweeted “this is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”