Journalist and former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is reported in negotiations to interview Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The news has the left-wing media up in arms.
The news was first announced by the Russian state-owned media outlet Russia Today.
RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said on Sunday that Tucker Carlson has been seeking an interview with Putin.
“[Carlson] is strongly requesting an interview with Vladimir Putin,” Simonyan said on a talk show aired by Rossiya-1 TV channel. “
“It would be great if someone listens and notifies the president about this.”
Carlson has yet to comment on the news.
Putin is known to shy away from one-on-one interviews with foreign media.
The news was broke by Kanekoa The Great on X:
The last interview Putin did of this type with a Western journalist was an interview with CNBC anchor Hadley Gamble on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week forum in Moscow in October 2021.
Last week, President Donald Trump’s interview with Carlson was viewed 261 Million times, according to the view counter displayed on Twitter.
Within the first few hours of the aired Trump-Tucker video, it already had 70 million views.
If Trump’s interview with Tucker is anything to go by, then an interview with Putin would likely break the internet.