December 21, 2016

USA: Tucker Carlson Rips Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald For Claim (Fake News Reported) Trump Was In Mental Hospital. Later Eichenwald Tells GMA He Was Merely Joking After Reporting As True.

Real Clear Politics
written by Ian Schwartz
Thursday December 15, 2016

Tucker Carlson Rips Newsweek's Eichenwald For Claim Trump Was In Mental Hospital

Tucker Carlson confronted Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald on the Thursday broadcast of his FOX News show for various attacks and claims he has made about Donald Trump and his family in his writings and on Twitter. Carlson said he has used "dumbass" to describe Trump supporters, said conservatives hate America, and more.

Eichenwald said examples Carlson gave were "taken out of context" and asked for more examples from the host.

Carlson cited one claim the writer has made: Donald Trump was institutionalized in 1990 for a mental breakdown and refuses to release his medical records.

"Do you see the irony that one day you're criticizing the press for being lazy and inaccurate and the next day you yourself are being lazy and inaccurate," Carlson told him.

"I knew from people inside the Trump Organization that they were deeply concerned about his condition that he was getting reckless, that he was getting impulsive. That he wasn't sleeping. That he was speaking with these sort of great variations of grandeur that he could do anything. And in 1990, because he did so many deals that were so reckless, his whole empire was going into bankruptcy. And he was going through a divorce. And I was told that there was -- now, let me say, I'm talking about reporting process. So I'm saying here is what I was told," Eichenwald explained.

"Was he in a mental hospital or not in 1990? He alleged that he was. Was he or wasn't he?" Carlson asked.

Eichenwald went on several tangents and at one point whipped out a binder titled 'Tucker Carlson Falsehoods' and threatened he would use it against the FOX News host on the internet.

When pressed for evidence Eichenwald filibustered several times and accused Carlson of not letting him speak and explain himself. Unfortunately for Eichenwald by the time the segment came to its conclusion, after given ample time, he was unable to substantiate his claim that the president-elect spent time in a mental sanatorium for amphetamine abuse.

"I'll give you 30-seconds to answer this question: do you have evidence that he was institutionalized in a mental hospital in 1990?" Carlson asked one more time before the segment concluded

Eichenwald used his time to speak about the CIA and fallen agents.

"I am concerned about your behavior on this show tonight," Carlson said as he closed out the segment.

UPDATE: After the segment Eichenwald went on a Tweetstorm. He then deleted his tweets, however someone took a screenshot:

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