Fox News host Tucker Carlson unknowingly fell into the crosshairs of the Kathy Griffin debacle on Friday when she raised the issue of why she and her mom aren’t speaking. CNN gave Griffin the axe this week after she posed with a bloody, decapitated President Trump.
Granted, she was likely joking about Carlson — but who knows?
“Fox News ain’t got nothing on me,” Griffin said. “My mother is not speaking to me because she’s in love with Tucker Carlson.”
Carlson was dumfounded by Griffin’s mom possibly being enamored of him.
“Wow. I have too many mixed feelings,” Carlson told The Mirror when pressed for comment.
Although Griffin was straight-faced when she spoke of her mom being in love with Carlson, she may have been slipping into a comedy routine.
Maggie Griffin, a steady element of her daughter’s riffs, is a 96-year-old widow who lives in West Hollywood. Griffin often portrays her as a drunk who has a serious affinity for boxed wine. Maggie denied having a problem with alcohol and says she really only drinks two glasses of wine each day.
Reddit AMA shows Carlson can be a hit among female viewers — some of whom want him to have their children.
One wrote, “On behalf of all the women (maybe men?) here, we are sorry we’re too late to bear your children.”
Carlson replied, “Yep. I’ve already got four of them. Sorry. Thanks, though.”
Amid tears and underboob jokes, Griffin swung drastically between playing the victim of President Trump‘s bullying and declaring comedy war against him and his family.
During her presser, Griffin sometimes broke down weeping. She warned that she was so nervous that she might start making jokes.
“I’m afraid I’m going to get that underboob sweat, she said. “That was not appropriate, right?”
Maybe not. Still, laughter erupted from her lawyer Lisa Bloom.