Former President Donald Trump sent shockwaves throughout the political landscape this week after saying he would seriously consider adding former Fox News host Tucker 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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Trump went on to praise the former Fox News host:
“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.”
However, Carlson has previously ruled out running for office.
Tucker was asked in 2021 about running for president, and did not appear thrilled at the prospect.
“That seems like a fun job. I’m sure my poor children would love that. Can you imagine?” Carlson told the “Ruthless” podcast.
“I’ve known and talked to every president, you know, for a while, for, like, more than 30 years. And you know, I can’t think of anyone whose life was improved by that.”