Chris Cuomo and Tucker Carlson had a candid chat on NewsNation. This marked Carlson's first major TV appearance after his departure from Fox News.

The duo delved into various topics: Carlson's controversial interview with Vladimir Putin, the January 6 riot, and the COVID-19 pandemic. They also touched on their previous spats.

Despite their history of mutual criticism, both have been ousted from partisan networks—Carlson from Fox and Cuomo from CNN in recent years. Interestingly, they share a lawyer. Cuomo mentioned this lawyer urged them to reconcile for personal reasons.

Carlson reflected on his learnings from the Putin interview. He noted, "Russia is an extremely complicated political environment."

“These are the people who dominate world chess, and so their politics are incomprehensible to me — so what’s actually happening? I mean, I’ve been in a lot of countries and covered a lot of stuff abroad, and the one thing I’ve learned is you actually don’t really know what’s going on,” he said.

Both Tucker Carlson and Chris Cuomo have exited top cable channels. Carlson departed from Fox, while Cuomo left CNN.

“I do believe that one of the lessons I’ve learned is you have to think about how other people are being affected by situations,” Cuomo explained to Carlson, on the backhanded nature of the media.

“It does make you kind of wonder — maybe there are forces trying to prevent those conversations,” Carlson said, reciprocating the sentiment and acknowledging the importance of engaging with those who have major disagreements.

“We are not supposed to be doing this. I am doing something bad right now,” Cuomo said of their conversation. “I am giving Tucker Carlson a platform. … And that’s the end of the analysis. But look where it’s gotten us. Nobody talks to each other anymore. Everything is about silos and sides.”

You can watch the full interview below:

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