While the clownshow that is the Establishment GOP pretended that one of its contenders had a chance during the Wednesday night debate, its third, former President Donald Trump is moving forward on the assumption that the polling about the GOP primary situation is correct and he is going to be the GOP’s 2024 contender. And now he might be running with Tucker Carlson as his VP.
In fact, with the latest polling showing that Trump has 61 percent of the GOP vote and his closest competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, is well under 20 percent, it seems all but certain that the former president will be elected by the primary voters and face off with Joe Biden in 2024.
And so the big question is not if Trump will win, but, when the primary process wraps up and Trump is to face off with Joe Biden, with whom will he be running? Will he choose South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Vivek Ramaswamy, or someone else?
According to Trump, it is as yet undecided, but former Fox News Channel host, ally of the MAGA movement, and the man with one of the most-watched shows on X (formerly Twitter) might be his Vice President pick.
Trump said as much when speaking in an interview with Clay Travis and Buck Sexton, telling them that Tucker is one of those he is considering to be his running mate in 2024.
That came when he was asked, “Will you consider Tucker Carlson on your VP, I want to give you a hypothetical here. You’re a big sports fan, you know, like Nick Saban is going to retire at some point. And if you talk to the athletic director at Alabama, he would say he has a list. So with Tucker Carlson be on your list of potential VPS. And how many names might be on that list as you sit and look and survey the political field?”
Trump, in response, talked about his relationship with Tucker, the success of his interview with Tucker during the first GOP debate, and the failure of the GOP debates without him.
He said, “Well, first of all, you know, I did my first, you could call it counter-programming, but I will call it that. But uh, Tucker wanted to do an interview during the first debate. And I think you know, because this is what your business is, we broke every record, monster in history. Yeah, I think it just hit over 300 million people. But it was for that evening, over 207 million, it then got to 275 within a day or two. And the biggest ever was Oprah’s interview with Michael Jackson, which was 125 million. So we almost doubled it. Now, who would have thought that was going to happen? The debate the last debate, they had had the lowest audience in the history of presidential debates. I don’t know if you know it, and I think the one tonight is not it’s on tonight, and I don’t even talk about it.”
Then, when pressed on if he would actually consider Tucker for the VP slot, Trump said, “I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would. 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, we have common sense. We want to have safe borders, we want to have a wall because walls work. You know what when I used to say about walls that say wheels and walls, everything changes. The computer that you have in front of you, in about a month from now will be totally obsolete. Right now you have the finest equipment in the world. And then about a month from now that equipment will be obsolete. The only two things for centuries. That’s not obsolete, are wheels, and wolves, right. So now when you think about it, right wheels, a wheel will always be a wheel, it’s never gonna change in a wall will always be a wall. But remember what they were saying.”
Trump added that walls work, saying, “By the way, there are a lot of other walls. Nancy Pelosi has a wall also. And if she didn’t have a wall of goods, it didn’t work that well with respect to the husband, but you know, generally speaking it would work.”
Listen to Trump talk about it here:
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