When controversial Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson visited Montana to stock up on fly-fishing gear, he received a mouthful from a local Montana resident.
In a now-viral video, Dan Bailey tells Carlson that he is the worst human being. Carlson kept a quiet tone and told Dan Bailey that he appreciated what he just had said. Before Carlson smiled and tried to get out of the conversation, Bailey told him that what he had done to the United States, the families and everyone is the ultimate worst. Carlson can be heard interjecting, encouraging him to settle down.
Bailey later said in the video’s Instagram post. “It’s not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an asshole! This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American.”
Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company released a statement regarding the incident: “On July 23rd, a well-known television personality, Tucker Carlson, was affronted while shopping at Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Company. Coincidentally, the person engaging Mr. Carlson was a local resident named Dan Bailey. This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982. To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers.”
Fox also released a statement: “Ambushing Tucker Carlson while he is in a store with his family is totally inexcusable. No public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view.”