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Trevor Noah skeptical about Tucker Carlson’s ‘long planned vacation’ amid racial controversy

2020-07-19

Is there something fishy about Tucker Carlson’s vacation?

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah questioned the timing of the right-wing Fox News pundit’s vacation in the aftermath of head writer, Blake Neff, being forced-off Carlson’s show for making racist posts on social media.

After warning critics not be judgmental of his bigoted writer, Carlson announced on Monday that he was leaving on a “long planned” vacation to spend the next four days trout fishing.

Noah didn’t take the bait.

“I love starting a vacation midweek because the trout never expect you to show up on a Tuesday,” he joked.

Noah, who is from South Africa, took issue with Carlson making a point of calling the trip “long planned” in the aftermath of the Neff mess.

“That’s never a detail someone shares when they talk about a vacation,” he contended.

Noah also pointed out that despite Carlson’s claim that the public was beating up on his bigoted former writer, it was Fox News that put out a statement condemning his behavior and saying the conservative network “swiftly accepted his resignation” after learning of his postings.

“If Fox News fires you for being racist, then you’re racist-racist,” Noah joked.

According to Noah, working for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” where race-baiting is nothing new, already provided Neff a platform for his bile. He wondered why Neff, 29, decided to moonlight.

“You already write for Tucker Carlson!”he noted. “Imagine writing racist s--t for Tucker Carlson’s show all day, then you go home and write more racist s--t in your time off. That would be like me relaxing before bed by doing a second ‘Daily Show.‘”

The Detroit News reports Carlson’s trip — which Fox News confirmed was pre-planned — marks the sixth time in three years a Fox News personality has gone on break during a controversy.