Fox News Guest Accuses Tucker Carlson of Calling Him a 'F***ing Moron' During Spiked Prerecorded Interview

Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. On Tuesday, Dutch author Rutger Bregman accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of calling him a "f***ing moron" during a prerecorded interview that he claims was spiked. Getty/Rich Polk

Dutch author Rutger Bregman on Monday accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of calling him a "f***ing moron" during a prerecorded interview that was pulled after the two reportedly engaged in a heated disagreement.

Bregman — who recently caused a stir at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when he suggested more taxes for the wealthy — took to Twitter to complain about Carlson's treatment of him during their recent interview.

"So @TuckerCarlson just called me a 'f***ing moron' during a prerecord for his show, for pointing out that he's a millionaire funded by billionaires," he tweeted. "Let's see if they'll air it. 'Did they get it on audio?? F*** f*** f***' we heard them say here.. (Yes, we did.)"

After finding out the interview had been pulled, Bregman posted a screenshot of an email Carlson sent him where the host called him an "a**hole."

"I loved what you said at Davos, so I had high hopes for our interview. But you turned out to be far dumber, more dogmatic and less impressive than I expected," the host allegedly emailed Bregman. "You're professional academic, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it was still disappointing. Also, for what it's worth, you're an a**hole."

Okay, so now @TuckerCarlson sent me this email, after I asked him when the interview is gonna air (was supposed to be on tonight). Stay tuned.

— Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) February 12, 2019

On Tuesday morning, Bregman asked Carlson why the segment was never aired and claimed that he "recorded the full thing," though stopped short of threatening to release it.

"Good morning @TuckerCarlson, why didn't you air the interview with me last night?," Bregman tweeted. "Couldn't handle the criticism? I think you should just show it. And try to resist the temptation to edit, I've recorded the full thing - including that moment when you start swearing profusely."

In a statement to Newsweek, Justin Wells, Senior Executive Producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight, confirmed the interview took place and explained their decision to cut the segment. "Tucker is someone who appreciates many points of view," he said.

"Sadly, the guest turned an opportunity to have a substantive, informative discussion into an obviously calculated personal insult campaign. We were disappointed in the segment and respect our audience's time too much to consider airing it."