They say those who mock and taunt you are secretly in love with you.
Bullies are often cowards who are unable to reveal their vulnerabilities, and their reticence causes them to miss out on a human connection — case in point: Tucker Carlson’s object of fixation.
Not that the Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is up for grabs or anything. After all, he is happily married to his lovely husband, Chasten.
But based on Fox host Tucker Carlson’s recent cringe-worthy description of the South Bend mayor from Indiana, you would think Buttigieg plays a starring role in his fantasies.
On his show Tuesday night, Carlson groused about all the attention the 37-year-old “media darling” is receiving but disturbingly came across as a scorned lover.
Watch the conservative host’s eyes salivate as he talks about eating him some Buttigieg.
Buttigieg’s steadily rising popularity culminated in Sunday’s announcement in which he officially tossed his hat in the ring to run for the 2020 presidential election.
Carlson, who despises liberal media, used Democratic Texas Senator Beto O’Rourke as an example of someone who lost traction in the race and was replaced by someone who is a “younger, hotter candidate.”
The segment began with a montage of people piling on the positives about the young mayor with descriptions like, “inspirational,” “renaissance man,” “Beto’s (O’Rourke) smarter brother,” and a comment from MSNBC presenter Nicole Wallace saying, “This guy is chicken soup for my soul.”
Her comment left the Fox host dumbfounded, or secretly agreeing with the tasty description.
“‘Chicken soup for my soul.’ Even by the naughty standards of the news media, this is a new level of commitment.[Democrats] don’t just want to vote for this guy. They want to consume him, like a hearty stew, every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum.”
Here is the full segment from Tucker Carlson Tonight on YouTube:
All interpretations pointed to the same concept: he’s insatiable for some Buttigieg.
dems: huh, this mayor pete guy is interesti—
tucker carlson: ooooh yeahhhhh i betttt youuuuu doooooo
dems: no, wast just saying his campai—
tucker carlson: OOOH HE'S A NAUGHTY BOY WHO NEEDS A SPANKING
dems: man what
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019
We all felt violated.
My laptop just got slapped with a restraining order *and* a court-ordered sex offender registry for playing this.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 17, 2019
NO MEANS NO TUCKER
— shauna (@goldengateblond) April 17, 2019
That was just creepy!
— Yundah (@Yundah) April 17, 2019
I feel so dirty hearing that.
— Night Mists 🌜🌷💐🌷🌛 (@Nitemists) April 17, 2019
The word “yum” will never be the same.
something about the way he says "yum"….
— Julie Millican (@JMillzDC) April 17, 2019
Just when you thought you couldn’t get grossed out by his commentary on anything further, this.
It’s like someone told him he could never top the creepiness of his pro-pedophilia radio spots and he’s going full hold my beer.
— JohnHandley (@_JohnHandley) April 17, 2019
Every second of this video is more cursed than the previous second.
— (((Dylan Lerch))) (@dtlerch) April 17, 2019
So i may have gone and done a thing. I really hope its… [puts on sunglasses] a swansong. pic.twitter.com/q0aje7jsEX
— 💮Yerk Toader💮 (@Die_Weiss_Rose) April 17, 2019
I guess the table is set.
I think it’s pretty clear Tucker is going to eat Pete Buttigieg
— Freddy Scott (@freddyscott) April 17, 2019
Waiter? I’ll take the check, please.