Tucker Carlson commented on the developing rumors that he’s among the frontrunners to be President Trump’s running mate in the 2024 election.
According to Semafor, the former Fox News host spoke about possibly being Trump’s vice president at the American Principles Project Foundation’s annual Christmas gala.
Carlson gave a keynote speech about his “Christian faith, cheerfulness, and a country where ‘everything’s falling apart,'” Semafor noted.
When asked about an Axios report claiming Melania Trump was encouraging a Trump-Carlson ticket, the political commentator didn’t completely rule out the possibility.
“God would have to yell at me very loud,” Carlson said about being Trump’s running mate.
“I don’t know her, really,” said the former Fox News host, who has raised millions of dollars to launch a new media company. “To go from being, like, a well-paid street corner schizophrenic to, like, a politician — it’s just kind of hard to envision.” But there were cheers when Carlson didn’t fully rule it out.
Melania Trump is advocating for Tucker Carlson to be Trump's VP.
I love the idea!
What about you? pic.twitter.com/mQ9YnMgjDf
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) December 7, 2023
“She thinks Carlson would make a powerful onstage extension of her husband, a source close to Trump told us. The former first lady has made few campaign appearances this time around — but a Trump-Carlson ticket might encourage her to hit the trail,” Axios reports.
When previously asked about having Carlson as his vice president, Trump said: “I like Tucker a lot.”
“He’s got great common sense,” Trump added.
REPORT: Melania Trump is pushing for Tucker Carlson to be Donald Trump’s VP pick for the 2024 election according to Axios.
Trump – Tucker has a nice ring to it 🔥
According to a source who spoke with the news outlet, Melania Trump believes Tucker is the best VP option and would… pic.twitter.com/hyJwTDx5TJ
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 7, 2023
“The idea of Tucker Carlson has been discounted by many people close to Trump because they assume he’d never pick someone who could outshine him. And Trump’s staff is convinced (correctly) that Carlson can’t be controlled. But the two men talk a lot,” the outlet continued.
Axios named other rumored VP candidates in its report:
Trump talks openly to friends about several possibilities for running mate. Table stakes for these candidates is proving you believe the 2020 election was stolen and that former Vice President Mike Pence wimped out by allowing its certification.
Those who’d be considered include J.D. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a MAGA favorite; Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders; Kari Lake, a leading election denier now running for U.S. Senate in Arizona, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. (Vance might prefer to remain in the Senate as “Trump’s hammer,” we’re told.)
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), one of the few Black Republicans in Congress, has traveled with Trump on the campaign and would love to be V.P. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who lost her House committee assignments because she pushed baseless conspiracy theories, also gets mentioned.Advertisement
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Political correspondent Maggie Haberman said there is substance to the rumors of Tucker Carlson possibly being Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election.