WASHINGTON – Although he is paid to make sense of American politics, conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson admitted Sunday night that he is thoroughly confused by this election year.

"I am so bewildered by what is happening in American politics," Carlson, a Fox News commentator and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, a conservative news organization, said at a Washington reception sponsored by ReliaMax in advance of the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. "I am so frazzled by it all."

Carlson said he is shocked by the rise of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) – two political gadflies.

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