JOY REID (HOST): Did you hear that, Fox fans? Did you hear that? Tucker deems Trump's presidency a failure. He went on went on to call Trump "a demonic force" and "a destroyer." The Dominion lawsuit has given us all a glimpse of what folks over at Fox really thought about Trump. And as we've told you, it doesn't seem like there were many there who actually drank the Kool-Aid about the election conspiracies that they were feeding to viewers on a daily basis.
And even with all of these bombshell revelations, it is not clear that it will change anything. Trump is not likely to lash out at Tucker like he normally would with someone who insulted him because they need each other. And they're not alone. What we are seeing play out is this symbiotic relationship between not just Trump and Tucker, but them, Fox and the Republican Party as well. For their own survival, they cannot let each other go, no matter what they actually think of each other. So while Tucker privately says he hates Trump, passionately, he will still defend him on air.
As awful as it is, it actually makes sense when you remember that these people are all locked together in this plan. The Republican Party needs the base, which Trump speaks to in a way that almost no other candidate does, and Tucker broadcasts Trump's propaganda to give the Trump base the ingredients, the content that they need to fuel their constant rage. And without Trump's people, let's just be honest, Tucker is basically just a multiple failed broadcaster.