Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has ruled out the possibility of being Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election.
In a recent appearance on Roseanne Barr’s podcast, Carlson said that becoming Trump’s vice presidential candidate was “so far outside of my control” and that he had “never been in politics.”
“I guess I’d have to think about that,” Carlson said when Barr asked if he would accept Trump’s request to be his running mate.
Despite Carlson’s initial reluctance, Trump had previously indicated that he would consider Carlson for the position, citing his “great common sense.”
Carlson’s potential candidacy was also seen as somewhat plausible given his close ties to Trump and his history of making inflammatory and controversial statements that align with Trump’s base.
However, Carlson’s decision to decline the offer highlights the potential challenges that Trump could face in finding a running mate who is both qualified and willing to serve alongside him.
Carlson’s reasons for declining the offer are likely rooted in his lack of political experience and his concerns about the scrutiny and criticism that would come with being in such a high-profile position.
Trump’s choice of running mate will be a crucial decision in his 2024 campaign, as it could have a significant impact on his chances of winning the election.