Tucker Carlson Praises Rachel Maddow, Plus: The Hobby They Have in Common

Who knew Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow used to work together?

“Extra’s” Billy Bush caught up with Tucker and asked about Rachel getting her TV start on MSNBC’s “Tucker.”

Carlson said, “Yeah, many years ago, 15 years ago… I loved her. I still like Rachel Maddow. I don’t agree with her on most things, but I always thought that she was smart and above all, she was sincere. And I respect that. I don’t like fraudulence no matter where it comes from, and she is very smart.”

He also revealed a hobby they have in common, saying, “She fly-fishes and so do I… We are both supporters of a conservation group and we both spoke at an event for it.”

Watch “Tucker Carlson Tonight” weekdays at 8 p.m. on the Fox News Channel. He is also on Fox Nation as the host of “Tucker Carlson Today” and the documentary series “Tucker Carlson Originals,” and he’s the co-host of “Tucker & Brit.”

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