Lawsuit documents: After 2020 election, Tucker Carlson said he hates Trump 'passionately'

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Text messages released Tuesday as part of the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News show that two days before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, network host Tucker Carlson was excited about the prospect of no longer having to cover former President Donald Trump, telling staffers, "We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights. I truly can't wait."

One person responded, "I want nothing more," to which Carlson replied, "I hate him passionately." Carlson went on to say that when it came to Trump's four years in office, "We're all pretending we've got a lot to show for it, because admitting what a disaster it's been is too tough to digest. But come on. There really isn't an upside to Trump."

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