A New York Times reporter added more weight to the rumors that former President Donald Trump’s VP pick could pick Tucker Carlson for the 2024 presidential election.
During an interview on the Dispatch podcast, political correspondent Maggie Haberman said Trump was planning to assemble loyalists for his administration if he takes back the White House in 2024.
Podcast host Jamie Weinstein asked Haberman about the swirling rumors that Trump’s VP pick could be Tucker.
“It’s a real thing that I am hearing as a possibility,” Haberman responded.
“The likelihood of it, I don’t know. I think there will be a pretty professionalized vetting process, honestly.”
“I know that might sound unbelievable based on what we’ve seen from Trump historically, but Trump’s current political team is the best — at least as a non-incumbent — that he’s had, and there’s just a different level of control,” she said.
Carlson left Fox News earlier this year and took his ratings with him to his new show on X, formerly Twitter.
“The risk with Tucker Carlson and Trump is that Tucker Carlson’s a very big star in his own right, and I’m not sure how Trump would contend with that,” Haberman said.
Last week, The Daily Fetched reported that Trump himself said he would seriously consider adding Carlson to his 2024 presidential ticket as VP.
During an interview on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,” Trump was asked if he would consider Carlson for his vice president.
“Oh, wow,” Trump responded.
“So, would Tucker Carlson be on your list of potential VPs? Travis asked.
“How many names might be on that list as you sit and look and survey the political field?”
Trump responded that during the first Republican primary debate on Fox News, he and Tucker did an interview that aired on social media.
“We broke every record in history,” Trump said.
“I think it just hit over 300 million people.”
Trump blasted the Republican primary debates, which he decided to skip.
Travis then asked him, “Would you consider Tucker, though?”
“I like Tucker a lot,” Trump responded.
“I guess I would. I think I’d say I would.”
President Trump tells @ClayTravis and @BuckSexton he'll consider @TuckerCarlson for VP: "I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would consider him. He’s got great common sense."— The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show (@clayandbuck) November 8, 2023
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“He’s got great common sense,” Trump said.
“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.”