Tucker Carlson called Boris Johnson a ‘terrified old woman,’ officially kicking off a feud with the former British PM

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Tucker Carlson of Fox News and former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are feuding.

Carlson accused Johnson of being afraid to appear on Fox News to answer questions about his support for Ukraine on his show on Wednesday.

“We knew Johnson was a coward,” Carlson explained. “We witnessed Covid’s transformation into a terrified old woman, but we had no idea he was also a liar. We should have known better.”

Carlson’s rage may have been fueled by Johnson’s comments earlier that day. Johnson accused Carlson of influencing “wonderful Republicans” with anti-Ukraine rhetoric during a panel discussion with the Atlantic Council.

“I’m amazed and horrified by how many people are afraid of a guy named Tucker Carlson,” Johnson said.

“Have you ever heard of Tucker Carlson? What’s the deal with this guy? All of these wonderful Republicans appear to be intimidated by his viewpoint “According to Johnson. He also expressed surprise at how frequently Carlson’s name came up in conversations.

“Bad ideas are infiltrating, starting to infect global thinking about what Putin stands for, what he believes in, and it’s a disaster,” Johnson added. “He represents war, aggression, mass murder, rape, and destruction. That is what he represents.”

Mother Jones reported in March 2022 on a leaked Kremlin war memo instructing Russian state media to feature Carlson “as much as possible” because of his criticism of the US and NATO.

During a May episode of his show, Carlson falsely claimed that the US was intervening in Ukraine to destabilize Putin as “payback for the 2016 election.” Leaked Kremlin documents obtained by The Guardian in 2021 appeared to confirm a Russian plot in 2016 to ensure then-presidential candidate Donald Trump won the election.

Meanwhile, Johnson has consistently backed Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised Johnson in July as a “true friend of Ukraine” and thanked him for his “decisive and unwavering assistance” in the war.

Carlson and Johnson representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.