Former US President Donald Trump said he would consider running Tucker Carlson as a possible vice presidential candidate in the 2024 election, according to his statements in an interview with “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.” This is reported by the US news portal “The Hill“. Trump said he really appreciates Tucker because he has common sense. Regarding their political views, Trump emphasized that they were not necessarily conservative, but rather common sense. They want secure borders and a wall because walls work, he added.
Fox fired Carlson in April
However, Carlson was fired from Fox News in April, just days after the company agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to settle claims out of court. Since his firing, Carlson has launched a video series on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, and remains under contract with Fox.
Trump has become increasingly critical of Fox and its management in recent months, particularly after their decision to remove Carlson from the program. Additionally, the legal battle with Dominion exposed internal communications from top Fox anchors, including Carlson. These showed that they criticized Trump and rejected his false claims about an unfair 2020 election.
Carlson made derogatory comments about Trump
In some of the published messages, Carlson even made disparaging comments about Trump. “I hate him with a passion,” Carlson wrote about Trump in a now widely circulated text message, according to The Hill report. Additionally, he used offensive language to describe female executives at Fox and used racially charged language to describe his feelings about the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 by Trump supporters.
Carlson, who was once the most-watched news anchor on cable television, has repeatedly dismissed questions about whether he would consider a presidential run. Trump leads the field of 2024 GOP presidential candidates by a wide margin.
He is conspicuous again by his absence – Republicans are looking for challengers for Trump.