Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on Fox News’s top-rated “Tucker Carlson Tonight” during his first televised appearance since the chaotic Wednesday riots that put a dramatic halt to his planned speech at the University of California Berkeley.
Carlson introduced Milo as “the gay Jewish immigrant who has become a face of the red-pilled right” before airing a montage of footage obtained from the riots, showing black-masked agitators as they smashed windows, lit fires, and hurled firecrackers at police.
Recounting the events preceding the riots, Milo claimed that he suddenly heard explosions and rocks being hurled at the window as he prepared for his talk. His security team then escorted him outside, where Milo noticed that protesters were “blowing things up” while police “didn’t seem to be doing very much.”
Milo then claim that he was “whisked away” and forced to wear a bulletproof vest as he escaped the violence: “and that is the price you pay for being a libertarian or conservative on American college campuses,” he said.
Later, Milo noted that Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin (D) was forced to apologize for calling him a white supremacist. “Anyone who spends five seconds in my company – or two seconds in my bedroom – knows that I’m not a white supremacist,” Milo quipped.
When Carlson noted that much of the press coverage surrounded the riots seemed to imply that they were Milo’s fault, Milo argued that the leftwing media fears his insurgent popularity and the sway he has over a young audience because they can’t “control” his messaging.
Watch the full interview below: