A man captured the moment he confronted Tucker Carlson at a fishing supply store in Montana, calling him “the worst person ever” in a rant about the Fox journalist’s stance on Covid vaccines.
Dan Bailey had someone film the interaction at the store in the town of Livingston and shared it on Instagram.
The 22-second clip, which has racked up more than 113,000 views Sunday morning, begins with Bailey already in conversation with the Fox News host.
Bailey grins broadly, while Carlson seems more withdrawn and whispers, “My daughter is here,” to which Bailey says, “I don’t care, man. You are the worst person that man knows. I want you to know that.’
In response, Carlson says. ‘I appreciate that. I appreciate that.’
Bailey continues, “What you’ve done to everyone else in this state, the United States, everyone else in this world. What you’ve done to families, what you’ve done to everyone else in this world. I don’t care that your daughter is here. What you’ve done to people’s families –’
As he talks, Carlson notices that he is being recorded on a camera and grins.
The Fox News host says, “Sit down son,” to which Bailey says, “Son? Don’t call me son,” before Carlson walks off with Bailey trying to follow him as the video ends.
A Montana fly fisherman confronted Tucker Carlson Friday at a fishing supply store in Livingston, Montana, where he called the Fox News host “the worst person ever.”
A local resident named Dan Bailey had someone film the interaction and shared it on Instagram, where he identified himself as the man in the video.
The Fox News host says, “Sit down son,” to which Bailey says, “Son? Don’t call me son,’ before Carlson walks off with Bailey trying to follow him before the video ends
Bailey shared the 22-second clip on his Instagram page, where he racked up 113,501 views on Sunday morning.
Bailey captioned the video: ‘It’s not every day you tell someone they’re the worst person in the world and really mean it! What a *** hole! This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and is doing more to tear this country apart than anyone who calls himself American.”
The video stands out on Bailey’s Instagram, which appears otherwise apolitical and is filled with photos of him hunting and fishing.
It’s unclear what Bailey was going to say before the video ended, but his Instagram caption hinted at Carlson’s statements about the Covid-19 vaccine.
Most recently, on July 16, Carlson called on Republicans to focus on Cuba’s communist regime rather than on Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki’s announcement that the White House “regularly coordinates” with Facebook and other social media giants about news she says should be censored. particularly with regard to alleged misinformation about the vaccine.
Carlson said: “Even today, idiot Republicans on the hill spent their whole day talking about the lack of freedom in Cuba — and it’s not a free country, it’s true — but increasingly, neither are we and don’t seem to be. to notice what’s going on in the country where they should be running.’
Carlson did not publicly comment on Bailey’s video on Sunday morning.
On the July 16 episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox News host criticized “idiotic Republicans” for targeting Cuba rather than the “tyrannical” government of the United States.
The clip has been shared multiple times on Twitter, including by Donald Trump Jr., who wrote: “Is the loser who went out of his way to show someone a video of public harassing Tucker for viral content, the model for the new pregnant man? emoji? The resemblance is uncanny! #So brave.’
The clip was also shared by conservative political action committee The Lincoln Project, whose tweet included Bailey’s quote calling Carlson the “worst person” and was shared 24,400 times and liked 97,200 times.
The Lincoln Project is known for its anti-Trump stance and has called on Fox News a number of times for its statements about the coronavirus. A pinned tweet from the organization, posted on July 22, is captioned “Fox News has blood on its hands” and includes a video dragging the news channel for its statements against the Covid-19 vaccine.
The clip has been shared multiple times on Twitter, including by Donald Trump Jr., who likened Bailey to the latest Emoji of a pregnant man
The clip was also shared by conservative political action committee The Lincoln Project
Known for its anti-Trump stance, the Lincoln Project has called Fox News a number of times for its statements about the coronavirus, most recently in a pinned tweet posted on July 22.
The fishmonger, who happens to share the same name as the man in the video, posted a statement to distance himself from Bailey’s actions.
The statement read: “On July 23, a well-known television personality, Tucker Carlson, was insulted while shopping at Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company.
“Coincidentally, the person who hired Mr. Carlson was a local named Dan Bailey. This person has no affiliation with our company, except that he has the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982.
“To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as they have been with all of our customers.”