When the speculation started about this a few days ago I initially put it up to Trump just running off his mouth, as is his wont to do. But there are signs out there that this may be a real thing after all. Last night, Tucker Carlson even attended UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden flanked by Kid Rock, Dana White and Tucker Carlson.
A growing group of Make America Great Again (MAGA) supporters have given their approval on social media after Donald Trump said he’d consider making former Fox News host Tucker Carlson his vice presidential running mate in 2024.
Carlson, once among the network’s biggest stars and ratings draws, was abruptly let go from Fox News in late April for reasons that still remain unclear. The company itself declined to give specific reasons for the decision, with reports later suggesting that racially charged text messages uncovered during Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against the network may have spooked the board into parting ways. However, Carlson has since taken to X, formerly Twitter, to continue his political commentary often speaking on major political issues.
Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said Wednesday that he’d consider Carlson as his running mate if he becomes the GOP’s 2024 nominee.
“I like Tucker a lot, I guess I would,” the former president responded to conservative radio host Clay Travis’ question about the topic on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show. “I think I’d say I would because he’s got great common sense.”
Some tweets and reactions.
BREAKING: Former President Donald Trump just said that he’d like Tucker Carlson to be his Vice Presidential running mate in the 2024 election?
Just a reminder about Tucker, Carlson’s words in private text messages about Trump:
“I hate him passionately. I can’t handle much… pic.twitter.com/grpDpcvurB
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) November 8, 2023
NEW: Crowd goes nuts as Donald Trump enters the UFC arena with Tucker Carlson.
The entrance comes at a unique time considering Trump recently considered the idea of running for president with Tucker as his Vice President.
When asked about Tucker as his VP, Trump… pic.twitter.com/DghlnuHP99
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 12, 2023
New ad for Donald Trump! Narration by Tucker Carlson.
Puts things in perspective and liberals in their place, simply by telling the truth! pic.twitter.com/gin3w1Qae3
— Ken Miles (@kenmilesamerica) November 9, 2023
Donald Trump says he’s open to Tucker Carlson as a 2024 running mate. At first, it sounds a little loopy. But upon further thought…
Besides Trump himself, nobody enjoys the base’s trust the way Tucker Carlson does. Nobody else intuitively understands their values, their… pic.twitter.com/PRkkHeYbGG
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 10, 2023
Not everyone was a fan of Trump’s fanfare entrance, however.
Bill Burr’s wife Nia giving Trump the double bird is the content I’m here for pic.twitter.com/x7A2GKK9f5
— Wu Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) November 12, 2023