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Tucker Carlson Guest Erupts After Host Nukes Segment: You Called Me a ‘F*cking Moron’

Tucker Carlson apparently spiked a prerecorded interview for his Monday night show after it went completely off the rails — and his guest is accusing the Fox News host of having a profane meltdown.

Rutger Bregman, a Dutch author with a focus on history and economics, recently turned heads with a series of remarks he gave at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Guardian reports that Bregman accused the notoriously wealthy conference attendees of tax evasion, and also of swatting down policy proposals that aim to make taxation more fair.

According to Bregman, he was invited on Carlson’s show to talk about his ideas, and things… didn’t go too well.

As it were, the interview was never broadcast, and Bregman called out Carlson, even tweeting out an email he allegedly received from the Fox News host.

“I loved what you said at Davos, so I had high hopes for our interview,” Carlson allegedly messaged Bregman. “But you turned out to be far dumber, more dogmatic and less impressive than I expected. You’re professional academic, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but it was still disappointing.”

“Also, for what it’s worth, you’re an asshole,” Carlson added.

Bregman also said in a tweet that he recorded the full interview.

In a statement provided to Mediaite, Justin Wells — Senior Executive Producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight — accused Bregman of launching an “obviously calculated personal insult campaign.”

“Tucker is someone who appreciates many points of view,” Wells said. “Sadly, the guest turned an opportunity to have a substantive, informative discussion into an obviously calculated personal insult campaign. We were disappointed in the segment and respect our audience’s time too much to consider airing it.”

So… will Bregman release the recording he took from the interview? This should be interesting.

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