John Fetterman Draws Blood After Tucker Carlson Needles Him On 'Fake' Tattoos

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman shoved a cruel, arrogant insult by Tucker Carlson down the Fox News anchor's throat on Sunday.
Carlson disparagingly branded Fetterman's tattoos "fake" and portrayed the lieutenant governor as weak on crime in his opening monologue earlier this month. (Carlson, heir to an immense fortune whose net worth is estimated at $30 million, also claimed Fetterman was a faux working-class populist.)
"All your silly little fake tattoos, that's a costume of course. Duh, it's not real,” Carlson grinned.
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Carlson could hardly have mutilated this attack. The tattoos, which Carlson mocked, Fetterman pointed out in an NBC comment on Sunday, commemorate people killed in violent crimes when he was mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
"Tucker Carlson wants to talk about my tattoos. So let's talk about it," wrote Fetterman, who led polls ahead of his November election against Donald Trump-backed GOP candidate Mehmet Oz.
“I have nine dates tattooed on my right forearm. Every day someone died violently in Braddock, Pennsylvania when I was mayor," Fetterman said. "Gun violence and violent crime may seem like a joke to someone like Carlson, but they're very real to people in cities like Braddock."
Fetterman recounted some of the murders in his op-ed, including Christopher Williams, "shot dead while delivering pizza," and 23-month-old Nyia Page, who was sexually assaulted by her father and then left to die in the snow.
The tattoos are “not a 'costume'. They remind me of the people we've lost and what I'm fighting for," he wrote.
The stories of the people "whose lives we have tragically lost live with me every day—not just on my arm, but in every decision I make as an elected official," Fetterman wrote. "They remind me why I'm here and why I'm doing this."
Check out Fetterman's full commentary here.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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