During an appearance on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,” former President Donald Trump was asked directly if he would consider Tucker Carlson as his running mate for the 2024 election. Trump responded by expressing his admiration for Carlson and stating that he would consider him for the role. Trump also stated said their interview ‘doubled’ Michael Jackson’s ratings for his interview with Oprah.
When co-host Clay Travis asked the question, Trump initially responded with, “Oh wow,” before launching into a recounting of an interview he did with Carlson on X, claiming record-breaking viewership. Trump emphasized that he liked Carlson a lot and praised his common sense. He stated, “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, it’s that we have common sense.”
Trump’s willingness to consider Tucker Carlson as a potential running mate for the 2024 election reflects the former president’s admiration for the Fox News host and his belief in Carlson’s common-sense approach to conservative values. It’s worth noting that political dynamics can evolve, and considerations for running mates are often influenced by a variety of factors, including political strategy, public perception, and shared policy goals.
“Would you consider Tucker Carlson on your VP list?” co-host Travis asked point-blank.
“Oh wow,” Trump immediately responded, as if this might be the first time he’d given any thought to bringing the former Fox News host onto the stage at which he’s been chucking rotten fruit for decades now. Before he got to the core of his answer, Trump launched into a lengthy reminder about how he and Carlson staged an interview on X the same August night as the first GOP debate, which he elected to skip:
“First of all, I did my first, you could call it counter-programming, but I won’t call it that — but Tucker wanted to do an interview during the first debate,” Trump said. “And I think you know … we broke every record in history. I think it hit over 300 million people. But it was for that evening over 207 million, then got to 275 million within a day or two.
I like Tucker a lot! I guess I would!” he said. “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, it’s that we have common sense.”