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Tucker Carlson tells Glenn Beck that Boris Johnson asked $1 million for interview on Ukraine, calls him 'sleazier' than Putin
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Tucker Carlson tells Glenn Beck that Boris Johnson asked $1 million for interview on Ukraine, calls him 'sleazier' than Putin

Tucker Carlson said that an adviser to former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told him he would need to pay $1 million when the host asked for an interview.

Carlson made the accusation while speaking to Glenn Beck, nationally syndicated radio host and co-founder of Blaze Media, about his much maligned interview with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

"So, I'm over in Moscow waiting to do this interview. It gets out that we're doing it, and I'm immediately denounced by this guy called Boris Johnson, who was for a short time the prime minister of Great Britain," said Carlson.

"And Boris Johnson calls me a tool of the Kremlin or something. And I'm thinking, 'His name is not actually Boris,' as I'm sure you know. His name is Alex Johnson. He called himself Boris in high school. So, the guy who calls himself Boris is accusing me of being [a tool of the Kremlin]," he laughed.

"So, I was annoyed, and so I put in a request for an interview as I have many times because he's constantly denouncing me as a tool of the Kremlin. He says no," Carlson continued.

He said that he reached out to people who know Johnson in order to seek an interview.

"Finally, one of his advisers gets back to me and says, 'He will talk to you, but it's going to cost you a million dollars.' He wants a million dollars," Carlson said.

"What?!" exclaimed Beck.

"In U.S. dollars, gold, or bitcoin. No, this just happened yesterday or two days ago," Carlson said.

He went on to accuse Johnson of being responsible for the deaths in the Ukraine-Russia war because of a report that he intervened against a peace offer by Russia, something Johnson has vehemently denied.

"This is, by the way, the guy who single-handedly, at the request of the U.S. government, stopped the peace deal in Ukraine a year and a half ago and is, I think, for that reason, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands people. He won't explain any of that to me in an interview until I pay him a million dollars," Carlson said.

Carlson then compared Johnson to Putin.

"Putin didn't ask for a million dollars! So, you're telling me that Boris Johnson is a lot sleazier, a lot lower than Vladimir Putin! Which is true! So this whole thing is a freaking shakedown!" he exclaimed.

"This is a money laundering operation," Carlson continued. "A lot of the people involved in it are taking money from it. And if you're making money off of war, you can deal with God on that because that's really immoral — like, that's actually really, really wrong. And a lot of people are, including Boris Johnson."

Carlson took aim at his other critics during his first interview in the U.S. since he returned from Moscow.

Blaze News reached out to Boris Johnson for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.