Tucker Carlson joked about sex with a teen beauty queen and made lewd comments about her in an unearthed video.
“I gotta be honest. I thought she was kind of appealing,” he stated on the Bubba The Love Sponge Show, while also joking about “jerking off” to the young contestants.
The Fox News correspondent mocked a teen beauty queen at Trump’s Miss Teen USA pageant, who said she contemplated suicide after her performance was ridiculed, asking, “if you had a wife that dumb, would it be good or bad?” He also make an unsubstantiated claim about the pageant’s host Mario Lopez having illicit relations with contestants, though there’s nothing to suggest they took place. Mario Lopez was unavailable for comment.
Donald Trump owned the Miss Teen USA pageant at the time and also made lewd radio comments, bragging to Howard Stern about how he treated Miss Universe contestants and frequently went into their dressing rooms because he’s “the owner of the pageant.”
The year after Trump sold the teen pageant, reforms were made so the teen girls would be less sexualized.
Media Matters uncovered the clip of Carlson on a 2007 radio show, as well as other upsetting audio containing racist and sexist statements.