Tucker Carlson Throws His Weight Behind Trump
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently announced he would throw his weight behind former President Donald Trump for president in 2024.
During an interview with actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, Carlson said that although he’s always agreed with Trump’s policies, he never really became an avid supporter of the former president until President Joe Biden’s weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ) raided Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s residence in South Florida.
“I became an active Trump supporter when they raided Mar-A-Lago last summer,” Carlson said on Barr’s podcast. “That can’t stand. And I agree with Trump on a lot, but even if I disagreed with Trump on a lot, I’d still be a Trump supporter, because you cannot allow that.”
“It’s bigger than Trump, it’s bigger than Biden. It’s, do you want to live in a free country with a functioning justice system,” Carlson continued. “So I’m voting for Trump, and if they convict him, I will send him the max donations and I will lead protests.”
Tucker Carlson tells Roseanne Barr that he became a Trump supporter the day the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago:
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— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 30, 2023
Carlson’s support for Trump comes after leaked text messages showed his disdain for the former president in the days leading to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests. Nonetheless, it appears that Carlson has had a change of heart. The private messages were revealed in documents as part of Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News.
In recent weeks, Carlson has been perceived as being a possible vice presidential pick for former President Donald Trump, who said he would consider the former Fox News host for the role.
“I like Tucker a lot; I guess I would,” Trump said during a recent interview with conservative host Clay Travis, adding, “I think I’d say I would because he’s got great common sense.”
When asked if he would run alongside Trump in the 2024 presidential election, Carlson told Barr, “I put that in the category of an asteroid striking the Earth. Good or bad, it’s so far outside of my control.”
Carlson said he was flattered that the former president would consider him for such a role but said he’s “never been in politics.”