‘Up Yours Buddy’: Tucker Tells Off Zelenskyy

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Daily Caller co-founder and Fox News host Tucker Carlson told off Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on his show Thursday night.

Carlson began by criticizing members of the so-called “Squad,” including Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, for expressing concerns about giving Ukraine money but still voting in favor of sending billions to the embattled nation.

Carlson then turned his attention to Zelensky, who he dubbed the “celebrity-endorsed dictator of the most corrupt nation in Europe.”

“Zelensky is now shaking down our cowardly Congress for more cash at the very moment our own economy, our own borders, are collapsing,” Carlson added.

Carlson followed this up with a clip in which Zelensky asked for $38 billion to make up for the deficit in the nation’s budget and $17 billion to rebuild “critical infrastructure.” The Ukrainian president also requested funds to supply his country’s energy needs.

“What? Some uppity foreigner in a t-shirt demanding money for his critical economic needs? We have critical economics too buddy. Who are you, troll? Go away. Since when does that guy have a claim on our treasury?” Carlson asked. “We don’t owe this guy anything, not one thing. Good luck, pal. That’s it. And as our economy degrades and our border is gone, that guy is lecturing us with some Christmas list, like ‘I want this, that and I want a bicycle too! Send it, quick!’ Really? Up yours, buddy.”

The U.S., has sent more than twice as much aid to Ukraine as Europe has, more than $17 billion worth since Russia invaded in February. (RELATED: State Department Spokesman Ned Price: Giving Ukraine Billions Is ‘Foreign Policy For The Middle Class’)