Tucker Carlson responds to Trump VP possibility: ‘I’m a total sucker for Trump’

Tucker Carlson thinks he is not “really suited” to run for office as he dismissed the “unimaginable” idea of being Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick in the 2024 race.

Speaking on SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” on Monday, the former Fox News host waved off the notion after being asked by host Megyn Kelly amid reports that former first lady Melania Trump has allegedly been pressing the idea. Even the former president himself did not discount the thought of Carlson as a running mate.

“I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would. I think I’d say I would because he’s got great common sense,” Trump said last month on the “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show.”

Carlson had a chance to respond when host Megyn Kelly asked him about being Trump’s VP on her show Monday.

“Well, it’s just– it’s just so unimaginable,” he replied. “I mean, I haven’t led a life that prepares a person for politics. As I said, I don’t think I have any like horrible skeletons or anything. It’s not that, it’s just that that’s not how my brain works. I’ve never done anything like that. I can’t imagine spending time with politicians.”

“I’m a total sucker for Trump, I think he’s– you know, personally I get along with Trump really well. The closer I am physically to Trump, like if I’m with him in the room, I always love Trump and I think it’s impossible not to, and you know the experience. He’s just charming,” he continued.

Carlson went on in his praise for Trump while reiterating that he does not think he is personally “suited” for office.

“And he’s funny as hell, and he’s brave in his way, I think. So I really appreciate that and I agree fundamentally with his views. You know, maybe fewer wars, maybe have a border, like those are not crazy things and I support them, and I’m appalled and terrified by the use of the DOJ to rig an election, which is what’s happening now, so all those factors make me kind of psyched to vote for Trump,” he said. “But serving in politics with anybody, I mean that’s just– that’s a– it’s a lot for me to think about because I just don’t think I’m really suited for that. Would anyone want to see a guy like me run for office?”

“Yes!” Kelly eagerly responded.

“You’re not gonna end your life without having been probably president, maybe vice president,” she added.


Frieda Powers


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