Funny WATCH: Tucker Responds After 'Humorless' Media Jumps on Him for Trump-Eclipse Joke
On Monday night's show, Tucker Carlson made a joke about President Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse, suggesting it might be the "most impressive" thing any U.S. president has ever done.
“Even the president saw it, but in a move that is not a complete surprise, he looked directly at the sun without any glasses,” Tucker said. “Perhaps the most impressive thing any president’s ever done.”
Many people quickly jumped all over him and accused him of lavishing praise on Trump for disregarding scientists, common sense and safety, evidently not picking up on his sarcasm.
On tonight's show, Tucker had a tongue-in-cheek response to his critics, reporting that the National Institute of Health has announced that Trump's tears can cure disease. Unfortunately, he said, Trump has never once cried.
What's more, Tucker added, Apple has designed a new presidential version of the iPhone, which comes with no backspace button because Trump doesn't make mistakes. It also comes with no clock, because Trump decides what time it is.
Finally, he said, Trump was bitten by a deadly Eurasian pit viper while golfing last week. After five excruciating days, sadly, the snake has died.
"We'll leave it to licensed journalists to decide whether those are actual Donald Trump stories or whether they're Chuck Norris jokes," Tucker said.
Watch Greg Gutfeld join Tucker to react above.