Fox News personalities Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson had a mini feud going on Tuesday evening during the nightly program transition.
Carlson had criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the previous segment, saying he’d become filthy rich thanks in part to the Coronavirus.
“At least one person has become extremely rich, richer than any man in history, from all of this, including a lot of the suffering, that would be Amazon CEO, Democrat donor, owner of The Washington Post Jeff Bezos,” Carlson said.
Hannity lashed back at that during the transition, saying there’s nothing wrong with people making money.
“People can make money. They provide goods and services people want, need and desire. That’s America. It’s called freedom, capitalism, and as long as it’s honest, right, people decide,” he said.
Later, Hannity apologized to Carlson via Twitter and clarified the comments.
“I apologize for any misunderstanding to Tucker and the fox audience. I support freedom and Capitalism. Not people taking advantage of a pandemic. If I see such evidence I will obviously condemn it,” he tweeted.
“I was very clear I support capitalism. If someone is honestly providing goods and services people want, need, and desire I’m fine with that. If they capitalize on tragedy, that’s a different issue and I was very clear. I’ve seen no evidence of that. But if I do, watch out,” he concluded.