Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson are at each other’s throats for one big reason

Feb 16, 2024

Tucker Carlson and Ben Shapiro are two of the biggest names in conservative media.

Now they have beef.

And Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson are at each other’s throats for one big reason.

In an interview with podcaster host Russell Brand, Carlson lumped Shapiro in with war mongers like Nikki Haley that he “despises” because Carlson believes they want to send his draft-age children to fight endless wars in Ukraine and Iran.

“And let me just again speak for Americans, middle-aged Americans, which is what I am. You know, I’ve got four draft-age children, so if you’re playing recklessly, fast, and loose with their lives, then I have a right to despise you, and I do,” Carlson stated. “So if you’re Nikki Haley, who’s running for president, or Ben Shapiro or half the people I see on television casually mentioning the possibility of nuclear war or sending Americans to fight in the Middle East, or in any way involving us in a war that has nothing to do with prosperity and peace at home — nothing, in other words, to do with us Americans — then I have a right to call you out and be really offended because it’s my family.”

Shapiro leapt on to social media to accuse Carlson of being wrong  and that he’s never advocated for war in Ukraine or with Iran, and he revealed he’s been trying to set up an interview with Carlson to clear the air.

“Tucker is simply lying about my positions. I’ve been calling for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war freezing the lines of conflict since early on in the war. I have never called for American boots on the ground in Ukraine. Ever. I have never called for American boots to defend Israel. Ever,” Shapiro stated.

Shapiro ignores history of “mission creep” 

The interview between Carlson and Shapiro is in the works.

“I’ve invited Tucker to sit down multiple times over the past few weeks to clear the air and discuss our differences. He’s said he’s willing, but his team has told us that he’s busy for months because of all of his foreign travel. That offer remains open,” Shapiro added.

But Shapiro is a supporter of continuing to fund the war in Ukraine.

Last summer, he called supporting funding for Ukraine a “litmus test” for Republican candidates.

Supporting funding for the war in Ukraine, will prolong the war in Ukraine, which increases the chances of American boots on the ground.

Shapiro has been opposite of Carlson and Trump on killings

In 2019, Shapiro criticized President Trump for calling off air strikes against targets in Iran after the Iranians shot down an unmanned drone.

Trump explained that the strikes would have killed 150 people, potentially triggering a war between the United States and Iran, which was out of whack with the idea that Iran shot down an unmanned aircraft.

Shapiro ripped Trump for this rationale.

Shapiro and Tucker Carlson have major policy disagreements, with Shapiro being closer to the Liz Cheney/Mitch McConnell wing of the Republican Party on foreign affairs.

24/7 Politics will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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