New York City’s Madison Square Garden cheered Saturday night as Donald Trump entered the arena to watch UFC 295 alongside Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock, and UFC CEO Dana White.
Watch the electric entrance:
NEW: Crowd goes nuts as Donald Trump enters the UFC arena with Tucker Carlson.
The entrance comes at a unique time considering Trump recently considered the idea of running for president with Tucker as his Vice President.
When asked about Tucker as his VP, Trump… pic.twitter.com/DghlnuHP99
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 12, 2023
JUST IN: Trump, Kid Rock, Dana White and Tucker Carlson enter UFC 295 to “American Badass.”
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 12, 2023
“Trump was spotted talking to singer Kid Rock near the Octagon, while comedian and actor Bill Burr was also in the crowd alongside actor/musician Jared Leto and UFC royalty including Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier,” the Daily Mail reports.
Per Daily Mail:
Trump, dressed in his signature dark blue suit and red tie, shook hands with White before taking his cage-side seat.
He was given a huge ovation and the crowd followed up with chants of ‘USA’ before the promo for the UFC’s 30th anniversary event was played.
The Garden went beserk again a few minutes later when the 45th president appeared on the big screen inside the arena.Advertisement
Trump’s entrance alongside Tucker Carlson is interesting timing, considering he mentioned the political commentator as a possible vice president pick this week.
While talking on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,” President Trump spoke about potentially having Tucker Carlson be his Vice President.
President Trump said, “I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would consider him. He’s got great common sense.”
Trump says he would consider Tucker Carlson as a potential Vice President: “I like Tucker a lot. He’s got great common sense.” pic.twitter.com/9EeOQrRnv8
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 9, 2023
Social media users speculated about a Trump-Carlson ticket:
Do you think Tucker Carlson would be a good Vice President?
Yes or No? pic.twitter.com/pgLEmUK55V
— TONY™️ (@TONYxTWO) November 12, 2023
President Trump and Tucker Carlson arrive at tonight’s UFC event, days after Trump said he would consider Tucker for Vice President.
— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) November 12, 2023
Watch this video.
What do you see?
All is see is Tucker as VP
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 12, 2023
The Hill reports:
Former President Trump says he’d consider Tucker Carlson as a potential running mate in 2024.
“I like Tucker a lot; I guess I would,” Trump said during an appearance on “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” this week. “I think I’d say I would, because he’s got great common sense.”
“You know, when they say that you guys are conservative, or I’m conservative — it’s not that we’re conservative, we have common sense. We want to have safe borders. We want to have a wall, because walls work,” he said.
Carlson was fired by Fox News in April just days after it agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to settle claims of defamation out of court. The host has since launched a video series on the X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, and remains under contract with Fox.