Tucker Explains…

From Thursday’s show:

    TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: Welcome to the show. I’m Tucker Carlson, coming to you from Los Angeles, where my brief shining moment on “Dancing with the Stars” has come to an end. It’s bittersweet.

    In the worlds of Richard Nixon, “I have never been a quitter.” He said that in 1960 after the election was stolen from him. But like Nixon, I will bow to the will of the American people.

    CARLSON: Joining me now, the man who gave me a score of three even while wearing a “Team Tucker” pin.

    BRUNO TONIOLI, JUDGE, “DANCING WITH THE STARS”: You deserved it.

    CARLSON: Bruno Tonioli joins me.

    TONIOLI: Don’t you complain now.

    CARLSON: You are–you are a bitchy man, I have to say.

    TONIOLI: No, I come from love. There’s no–there isn’t a inch of bitchiness. How you say, bitchiness. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

    CARLSON: Well, that actually is my theory, Bruno.

    TONIOLI: What?

    CARLSON: Is that–and this has always been my theory, is that you looked on, you gazed upon our dance routine and you fell in love a little bit. I mean, let’s be honest. And in order to cloak that love, you lashed out in anger.

Names & Faces chats with Tucker here.

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