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Does Tucker Carlson want to eat Pete Buttigieg?

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The internet had some thoughts about Carlson’s remarks.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was criticized online on Tuesday evening after he made remarks about Pete Buttigieg, the Indiana mayor and 2020 Democratic hopeful.

Carlson commented on how the media had “left” Beto O’Rourke for a “younger, hotter candidate,” referring to Buttigieg.

The Fox News host then played a number of clips of political shows talking about the Indiana mayor, including someone saying that he was “chicken soup for my soul.”

“‘Chicken soup for my soul?’ Even by the naughty standards of the news media this is a new level of political commitment,” Carlson said. “They don’t just want to vote for this guy. They want to consume him like a hearty stew. Every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum. they’re all in.”

Carlson may have been criticizing the tone of coverage surrounding Buttigieg, who has been rising in recent 2020 Democrats polls, but many people online could not shake the way the Fox News host delivered the line about wanting to “consume” the presidential hopeful like a “hearty stew.”

Carlson went on to criticize Buttigieg’s lack of policy beliefs on his website.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).