Boris Johnson calls Tucker a 'traitor' for Putin interview, but doesn't deny any claims made

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken aim at journalist Tucker Carlson, calling him a "traitor" over his viral interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In a video published by the Daily Mail, Johnson said: "Around the world, people are watching that ludicrous interview with Vladimir Putin conducted by Tucker Carlson, and we must not fall for this tissue of lies above all for the notion that Putin is somehow fated to succeed in Ukraine. On the contrary, he is doomed to failure."

Tucker Carlson, one of the most famous journalists in the world, embarked on a journey to Russia last week to interview President Putin. On Thursday, Carlson released the exclusive interview which has already amassed more than 155 million views on X as of Friday evening.

Mainstream media journalists and Democrat officials were not too keen on Carlson's decision, and neither was Boris Johnson.

The former British PM shared his two cents about the interview in an op-ed published by the Daily Mail on Friday. He claimed that Carlson had "betrayed" his audience by failing to ask tough questions. Johnson also accused the former Fox News host of "fawning" over Putin in order to have the "scoop."

"He didn't ask tough questions. He didn't ask Putin why even now he is using the most brutal means of modern warfare to maim and murder innocent Ukrainian civilians," wrote Johnson. "He was to be the stooge of the tyrant, the dictaphone to the dictator and a traitor to journalism."

During the interview, Putin disclosed that he had reached negotiations with Ukraine to settle the war more than 18 months ago but the deal fell through when former Prime Minister Johnson came and reportedly tarnished the deal.

Interestingly, Johnson did not deny Putin claims in his scathing op-ed.

The interview included the Russian president discussing the history of his nation. Carlson also pressed Putin over the imprisonment of US journalist Evan Gershkovic. 

Johnson continued by saying that Carlson behaved in a way that suggested he was a supporter of Putin and that he had "boneheadedly" agreed with his "mixture of semi-masticated Wikipedia and outright falsehood."

Johnson chastised Carlson for failing to acknowledge the efforts made by Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, since Russia invaded the country. He argued that Carlson was "just the medium, the sewer, the hose" for Putin to spread his message to the United States.

The British politician, who was the leader of the Conservative Party from 2019 to 2022, said that he hopes "the people of the US are able to see through last night's unholy charade of an interview."

Johnson also criticized members of Congress who are against sending further aid to Ukraine and said "for God’s sake, remember who you are."

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