Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is not exactly ruling out the possibility of him becoming former President Donald Trump’s running mate. However, as he revealed on Thursday night, it would take a lot.
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A report from Axios this week claimed that Melania Trump believes Carlson should be her husband’s vice president as she is of the opinion that his solid onstage command would be of help to Trump.
When asked about the report during the American Principles Project Foundation’s (APP) annual Christmas gala, Carlson reportedly said, “God would have to yell at me very loud.”
Per Semafor, the Dailycaller co-founder finds the idea of becoming a politician after years of holding a media career difficult.
“To go from being, like, a well-paid street corner schizophrenic to, like, a politician — it’s just kind of hard to envision,” he stated.
While there have been talks alleging an interest in running for office, Carlson has denied any interest in the White House. Last year, during an interview with Semafor editor-in-chief Ben Smith, he revealed that he does not have any presidential ambitions.
“I have zero ambition, not just politically, but in life. My ambition is to write my script by 8:00 p.m.,” he stated.
“And I’m not just saying that, as anyone who works with me or knows me, I don’t think that way. I don’t want power. I’ve never wanted power. I’m annoyed by things, I want them to change, but I’ve never been motivated by the desire to control people.”
Carlson, however, is a big Trump supporter. According to him, he got totally won to the GOP front runner’s side in August last year when FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago home to get a hold of classified documents.
Trump is also a fan of Carlson. When asked about the prospects of choosing him as a running mate last month, Trump himself was open to the idea. He had described the media pundit as someone who has “got great common sense.”
Ater opting out of the first GOP presidential primary debate in August, Trump and Carlson had had an interview posted to X around the same time the debate started.
“Whatever you think of Trump, he is, as of tonight, the indisputable, far-and-away frontrunner in the Republican race,” Carlson said of the former president.