Following former police officer Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd, conservative television host Tucker Carlson had a minor meltdown during his Fox News program.
Carlson was discussing the guilty verdict with former New York corrections officer Ed Gavin.
When Gavin suggested police should do research and refrain from using excessive force, Carlson responded with a sudden, unhinged laugh.
You can see the odd moment here:
Tucker Carlson had a complete meltdown tonight in response to a former New York corrections officer who criticized… https://t.co/xwCJ4m7e1E— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1618970392.0
Twitter was more than a little bit terrified by Carlson's unexpected cackle.
So Tucker Carlson’s laugh is completely terrifying? I’m just asking questions.— Kate 🤍 (@Kate 🤍)1618971545.0
What good is a cancel culture if it can’t cancel a racist pig like Tucker Carlson?— ken olin🎬 (@ken olin🎬)1618980267.0
Who is more insane? https://t.co/TWmtx0BWFb— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project)1618973272.0
After finishing his wild laugh, Carlson abruptly ended his interview with Gavin and kicked him off the air.
@atrupar That maniacal laugh is the sound of white nationalism in its death throes. Every night Tucker Carlson stok… https://t.co/M42VxVN0zf— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)1618987270.0
Tucker Carlson 100% practices his new deranged laugh in the mirror before each night's show and chances are good th… https://t.co/uBw8RawZU3— Daniel Fienberg (@Daniel Fienberg)1618970683.0
That laugh says @TuckerCarlson is not a well man. https://t.co/TVYpUTdbZ8— Kim Masters (@Kim Masters)1618975930.0
During this same episode, Carlson suggested, based on zero evidence, Chauvin's "jury might have been intimidated by politicians and fear of violent protests."
Earlier this week, he claimed Chauvin was "lynched" by the media and said most Americans couldn't say specifically how Floyd died.
It’s a good thing @TuckerCarlson won’t be in line for any WH jobs that require drug screening. https://t.co/btVKVbsTDz— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens)1618981502.0
@rolandsmartin @TuckerCarlson @HMDatMI I was watching it live and couldn’t believe it. Plus the girly laugh by… https://t.co/2DFtLTfjIa— Arnold Lenoris Davis Junior (@Arnold Lenoris Davis Junior)1618973570.0
Tucker Carlson's laugh is truly the stuff of nightmares. https://t.co/JCrzUqPcEc— Richard Hall (@Richard Hall)1618972524.0
No one watching this moment of television could have possibly expected such a strange laugh from Carlson.
How can we rid the world of @TuckerCarlson??? https://t.co/44r6y3BtI3— Morgan J. Freeman (@Morgan J. Freeman)1619013604.0
Tucker Carlson has the cutest nervous laugh. https://t.co/7WbwK3aNEZ— T-Eric Ever Given Sam (@T-Eric Ever Given Sam)1618974117.0
Has anyone checked on the Fox host's mental wellbeing?
Lots of people asking about Tucker Carlson’s advertisers and, well, he doesn’t have any left. Like almost zero. Fo… https://t.co/rDJS5DG4U7— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1618974186.0
That insane laugh... Tucker Carlson is not a normal person. https://t.co/wIEpOy5F9j— J. Dice 🎲 (@J. Dice 🎲)1618978696.0
No matter how Carlson feels about it, Chauvin was convicted on two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter.
He now faces potential decades in prison.