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Tucker Carlson claims COVID “feminizes” men by “taking away their life force”

Tucker Carlson with his trademark "confused" face
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Fox host Tucker Carlson is now claiming that COVID-19 feminizes people and that “no one ever says that” except for brave truth-tellers like him.

Carlson was speaking on his Fox Nation show, Tucker Carlson Today, with far-right British politician and Brexit leader Nigel Farage about U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Farage said that Johnson lacked leadership skills and that his inability to direct the government was “shocking.”

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That’s when Carlson decided that the issue is the coronavirus. Johnson tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in March 2020, early in the pandemic.

Carlson claimed that he talked to “somebody who knows” Johnson who said “that getting COVID emasculated him, it changed him, it feminized him, it weakened him as a man.”

Farage wasn’t willing to go down this road with Carlson and politely said that Johnson “was very seriously ill.” Less politely, he said that “people who are 50, 60, 70, 80 pounds overweight tend to have fared very badly” with the virus, probably a reference to Johnson’s weight.

But Carlson wasn’t talking about weight, he was talking about gender, and he made his point again.

“But the virus itself, this is true, does tend to take away the life force in some people I notice,” he said, apparently because men have more “life force” than women. “I mean it does feminize people. No one ever says that but it’s true.”

Farage only agreed that “the virus did affect him” and then blamed Johnson’s new wife Carrie, who Johnson married earlier this year. Farage said that Carrie Johnson is “a very powerful, a very strong woman,” as if her strength somehow turned Johnson into a failed man.

Boris Johnson is 57-years-old; Carrie Johnson is 33-years-old.

“What wife is this, do we know? Are we gonna keep count?” Carlson joked, as if he hasn’t spent the last half-decade carrying water for Donald Trump, who has had the same number of wives in his lifetime as Johnson: three.

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