Republican Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) rips Tucker Carlson as Putin’s ”Useful Idiot”

Dear Commons Community,

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) referred to Tucker Carlson as Putin’s “useful idiot”  for the conservative pundit’s recent fawning over Russian President Vladimir Putin following a Moscow trip the commentator took that included a stop at a local grocery store.

“Ah yes, Russia is so much better than the U.S. with all those cheap groceries and lavish subway stations,” Tillis wrote in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, mocking Carlson. “The Soviets had a term for people like Tucker: useful idiots.”

Tillis was specifically responding to a video Carlson had posted of a trip he took to a grocery store in Moscow in which he praised the country for the price of its groceries and what he said is superior cleanliness compared to the United States.

Earlier last week, Carlson praised Moscow as “so much nicer than any city in my country.”

Carlson also published a wide-ranging interview with Putin, who used the two-hour conversation to spread propaganda about Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine and admonish the United States and other Western countries.

Carlson, a former Fox News host, is an embarrassment to his profession!


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