‘Yum!’: Tucker Carlson Creepily Talking About Slurping Down ‘Every Last Drop Of Buttigieg’ Goes Viral

Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s attempt to criticize the media’s mostly positive coverage of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg took a strange turn on Tuesday when he spoke about eating “every last drop of” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor.

Carlson declared Buttigieg is the “younger, hotter” media darling, replacing former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who also is running for president after a failed Senate bid last year.

“They’ve left you for a younger, hotter candidate,” Carlson said. “They split with some guy from Indiana, you can’t even pronounce the guy’s name.”

He then played a series of clips of TV pundits discussing Buttigieg, with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace calling him “chicken soup for my soul,” a reference to the bestselling series of inspirational books.

Carlson decided to take this last comment quite literally, asking, “Chicken soup for my soul? Even by the naughty standards of the news media, this is a new level of political commitment. They don’t just want to vote for this guy. They want to consume him, like a hearty stew. Every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum! They’re all in.”

His bizarre segment was widely mocked on Twitter: