New York Instances reporter Maggie Haberman mentioned she believes there’s at the very least some substance to the rumor that former Fox Information host Tucker Carlson could also be in competition to develop into Donald Trump’s working mate, ought to the previous president develop into the GOP’s 2024 nominee.
Throughout a podcast interview with The Dispatch’s Jamie Weinstein released on Monday, Weinstein requested Haberman if “Tucker Carlson as vice chairman” is “an actual factor that you simply’re listening to as a risk or is that floated by possibly individuals round Tucker?”
“It’s an actual factor that I’m listening to as a risk,” Haberman replied. “The probability of it, I don’t know.”
“I feel there will likely be a reasonably professionalized vetting course of, truthfully,” she continued. “I do know that which may sound unbelievable based mostly on what we’ve seen from Trump traditionally however Trump’s present political group is the most effective, at the very least as a non-incumbent, that he’s had, and there’s only a totally different stage of management.”
“I don’t assume the Tucker factor isn’t actual,” added Haberman, earlier than stating a possible pitfall for Trump ought to he select the far-right conspiracy theory-pushing character who now releases video on X, the platform previously referred to as Twitter.
“I feel the chance with Tucker Carlson and Trump is that Tucker Carlson is a really large star in his personal proper and I’m unsure how Trump would deal with that,” she mentioned.
Earlier this month, Trump admitted he’d consider Carlson for the function.
“I like Tucker so much, I suppose I’d,” the previous president informed conservative radio host Clay Travis of Carlson, who was fired from Fox in April. “I feel I’d say I’d as a result of he’s obtained nice widespread sense,” he added.