Tucker Carlson called Matt Drudge a “genius” on “The Jamie Weinsten Show” Sunday.
“I know Matt Drudge,” the Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder told Weinstein. “I met Matt Drudge before he was famous. I think Drudge is — obviously he’s a genius.”
Carlson praised Drudge for his eccentricity, as well as his instincts and ability to trust his gut.
“I think he’s a pure instinct player, pure,” he explained.
“I think Drudge like a lot of really different people, he’s very eccentric, very different, but feels things before he thinks them and it works for him,” he continued.
Matt Drudge is the creator of the Drudge Report, an influential conservative American news aggregator.
In the same interview, Carlson said that President Trump believes TV more accurately represents public opinion than opinion polls. Trump “believes that television is a pretty clear window into what people care about.” (RELATED: Tucker: Trump Thinks TV More Accurately Reveals The Public’s Beliefs Than Polls Do)