Tucker Carlson called Trump 'the single most repulsive person on the planet' and a 'wacko' in 1999. — Eliza Relman, Business Insider Senior Politics Reporter
Tucker Carlson called Trump 'the single most repulsive person on the planet' and a 'wacko' in 1999. — Eliza Relman, Business Insider Senior Politics Reporter
Tucker Carlson called Trump 'the single most repulsive person on the planet' and a 'wacko' in 1999
  • Tucker Carlson called Donald Trump the "most repulsive person on the planet" in 1999.
  • Carlson acknowledged that Trump was more "interesting" than many others in politics.
  • "Horrible as he is (or perhaps because he is so horrible), Trump is interesting," he wrote.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called former President Donald Trump, then a real-estate mogul toying with a presidential bid, the "most repulsive person on the planet" and "so horrible" in a 1999 post on the website Slate.

Carlson, then an early-career conservative writer and commentator, made the judgment in an exchange with fellow Slate blogger, Evan Smith, who first labelled Trump a "repulsive" character.

"I'd love to add something even meaner to your description of Donald Trump — he's the sort of person I want to keep kicking once he's down–but I don't think I can," Carlson wrote in his exchange with Smith. "You've said it all: He is the single most repulsive person on the planet."
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