Tucker Carlson is back.
The recently ousted Fox News host has officially kicked off his new Twitter-based news program.
“Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson,” the host said, opening the 10-minute video while seated behind a desk at what appears to be his home in Maine.
Throughout the video, Carlson largely focused on the American news media and politicians who have defended U.S. involvement in the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. The pundit opened his video by reporting on an explosion at a dam in Ukraine that sparked widespread evacuations in the war-torn country.
Before signing off, Carlson offered a cryptic message about his new program’s future with Twitter.
“As of today we have come to Twitter, which we hope will be the short wave radio under the blankets,” Carlson said, closing his first video on the platform. “We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave. But in the meantime, we’re grateful to be here.”
According to The Hill, Carlson remains under contract with Fox and it’s unclear if his production of content for the social media platform would violate the terms of his agreement with the network. The pundit has separately accused the network of violating its contract by leaking unflattering material about him to the press. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Quietly Preparing for ‘War’ Against Fox News)
In April, Carlson was unceremoniously ousted from Fox News. Neither Carlson nor the network have released details on what led to the decision. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Leaves Fox News)
“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” the network said in a statement at the time.
Before the launch of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson was co-host of “FOX & Friends Weekend” from 2012 through 2016.
Days before Carlson’s exit, Fox News agreed to a historic settlement with Dominion Voting Systems hours before an expected blockbuster defamation trial.