With former President Donald Trump dominating the rest of the Republican primary field, curiosity has naturally turned his potential running mate, and just last week, he dropped an especially provocative name – that of former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, as the Post Millennial reports.
The revelation came during a Thursday interview on the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton radio show, and it adds an interesting twist to current speculation regarding just who might be tapped to run alongside the former president in 2024.
Tucker on deck?
During the course of their conversation, Travis said to Trump, “I want to give you a hypothetical here...would Tucker Carlson be on your list of potential VPs?”
Trump replied in complimentary fashion, saying, “I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would. I think I'd say I would because he's got great common sense.”
Speaking to a broader assessment of Carlson's qualities, Trump said, “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,” Trump added, highlighting some potential areas of agreement between himself and Carlson.
Trump also made favorable reference to his prior collaboration with Carlson on an record-shattering interview on X, which aired during the initial GOP presidential debate of the cycle.
Trump has not given any hint that he has his eye on any of his current primary competitors as possible vice-presidential picks, suggesting earlier this fall that all those on the GOP debate stage were simply “job candidates” and asking rhetorically – and skeptically – whether anyone saw “a VP in the group.”
During an interview with Kristen Welker of NBC's Meet the Press, Trump was asked about the possibility of selecting a female running mate,
Trump did not balk at the prospect by any means, telling Welker, “I like the concept.”
However, clarifying that gender would not be the overriding determinant, the former president added, “we're going to pick the best person."
Precisely whom Trump ultimately determines that to be, only time will tell.