Tucker Carlson and Jon Stewart's Frosty Relationship as Pair Locked in Dispute

The spat between comedian Jon Stewart and Fox News' Tucker Carlson continues after Carlson's latest shot at the former Daily Show host.

During his show on Thursday, Carlson mocked Stewart's appearance and his vigor regarding his advocacy of the PACT Act, which expands health care for military veterans exposed to toxins.

In recent weeks, Stewart has attacked Republicans for blocking the bill, which was eventually passed in the Senate this week.

A clip of Carlson's criticism has also gone viral on Twitter and has been viewed 250,000 times.

"That's Jon Stewart?" Carlson said as he put up an image of the comedian enraged during his confrontation of OANN anchor Jack Posobiec outside the Capitol.

"The famous Jon Stewart looks like a homeless mental patient. He's shrieking and disheveled, and very short. Really short. Too short to date.

"Was he always that short? What happened? Where has he been the last seven years? If you know, let us know, we want answers?"

Not long after the show aired, Stewart hit back at Carlson on Twitter.

"Friends. Tonight I am sad. @TuckerCarlson believes me too short to date... and yet somehow, miraculously, I remain tall enough to not know what Victor Orbán's a** tastes like! Is it goulash Tucky? Seems like it would be goulash," Stewart tweeted.

This dig is in relation to the praise Carlson has directed at the controversial Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán who just last month expressed his opposition to Hungarians mixing with other races.

Stewart and Carlson have repeatedly traded shots on shows and social media over the years, with many believing their relationship first soured after a bitter argument on CNN's Crossfire, a show Carlson co-hosted, in 2004.

While Stewart was the guest for the night, he insisted that the show was hurting America and called for its hosts to be better at holding politicians accountable.

Throughout, Carlson complained that Stewart was lecturing him and that Stewart, who was the Daily Show host at the time, did not ask hard hitting questions when he had politicians on.

Stewart hit back by insisting that the news show should not be looking to the late night comedy show on how to adequately hold politicians to the fire.

The debate eventually became more heated, with Carlson at one point suggesting Stewart was funnier on his own show.

Stewart responded: "You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a d*** on your show as you are on any show."

In March 2021, after the clip again went viral, Stewart joked about his quarrel with Carlson and doubled down on his insult.

"I called Tucker Carlson a d*** on National television. It's high time I apologize... to d***s. Never should have lumped you in with that terrible, terrible person," Stewart said.

On a more serious note, Stewart has also criticized Carlson for his comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February this year.

While speaking on the New York Times podcast Sway in early March, Stewart called Carlson a "propagandist" and warned of the danger he poses to Americans.

During the show they also played a segment from Carlson's show where he asked Americans to question why they should hate Putin.

"Is [Vladimir Putin] teaching my children to embrace racial discrimination? Is he making fentanyl? Is he trying to snuff out Christianity? Does he eat dogs? These are fair questions, and the answer to all of them is no," Carlson said during his show.

"Vladimir Putin didn't do any of that. So why does permanent Washington hate him so much?"

In response to these comments, Stewart said: "When you deal with such a dishonest propagandist, and this is what he is, there is nothing you can take out of context, because none of it is real.

"He's admitted when he's cornered, he lies. It's all a game and a performance. I mean, honestly, I have no idea what the f*** that guy believes truly. How does anybody go on television and say, why shouldn't I be rooting for Russia?"

Newsweek has contacted Jon Stewart and Tucker Carlson for comment.

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Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. Jon Stewart speaks on stage during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Warrior Games at Amalie Arena on June 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. The spat between comedian Jon Stewart and Fox News' Tucker Carlson continues after Carlson's latest shot at the former Daily Show host. Janos Kummer and Michael Reaves/Getty