President Donald Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson was watched by 90 million times in three hours and has now garnered 114 million views, according to the view counter displayed on Twitter.
The interview was posted five minutes before the GOP primary debate began in Milwaukee.
Within just twenty minutes, the video view counter showed 33 million.
Trump said that “sparks will fly,” announcing that his interview would air simultaneously as candidates took to the stage.
“It’s debate night, but we’re not in Milwaukee,” Carlson began in the interview, asking why he skipped the debate.
“Well, you know, a lot of people have been asking me that, and many people said you shouldn’t do them, but you see, the polls have come out, and I’m leading by 50 and 60 points, and, you know, some of them are at one and zero and two.”
By 12:00 a.m. EDT, the video received more than 90 million views.
Trump campaign senior adviser Susie Wiles said the interview was a “clear contrast between President Trump engaging in a thoughtful policy discussion about what his second term will look like versus 90-second canned sound bites and platitudes from the debate stage.”
“President Trump won this evening’s Republican debate in dominating fashion. More people watched President Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson than the rest of the field on the debate stage combined,” Wiles said.
“What is clear after the dust settles: none of the other candidates looked ready to take on Crooked Joe Biden. Only one leader can Make America Great Again, and that’s President Donald J. Trump,” Wiles added.
During the interview, Trump called Joe Biden a “Manchurian candidate” who is compromised by China.
As Breitbart News reported:
“And he also has the distinction of being the most incompetent. And I believe both, I mean, he’s both incompetent and corrupt. So, I actually believe he’s compromised because China knows so much about him. They know where the money comes from, they know where it is, who paid it, and they probably paid it,” Trump continued.
“He, in many ways, is a Manchurian candidate. We have a Manchurian candidate, and he’s afraid to tell Russia to get out of Cuba. He’s afraid to tell China to get out of Cuba. He’s afraid. China now is building — think of this — China’s building military installations in Cuba. The Cuban population of Miami is not too happy because they’re never going to be able to go back. And you don’t even hear about it,” Trump said.
Trump also said that the American people are smart and know the indictments against him are all “bull**t.”
“I got indicted four times. All trivia, nonsense, bullshit. It’s all bullshit. It’s horrible when you look, and you look at what they’re doing. The boxes hoax, I’m covered by the Presidential Records Act. I’m allowed to do exactly that,” Trump said.