Tucker Carlson responds to 'unimaginable' idea that he could be picked as Trump's 2024 vice president

 December 12, 2023

Given the likelihood that former President Donald Trump will be the 2024 Republican nominee, there has been ample speculation about who he might pick to be his running mate and prospective vice president in a second term in the White House.

One recently floated name for the Trump VP role is former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, but he appeared to dismiss that possibility as "unimaginable" in that he's not "really suited for that," according to Mediaite.

That response came during a recent conversation with fellow former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on her SiriusXM show that touched upon that and other major topics of discussion.

Carlson floated as possible Trump VP candidate

Axios reported last week, based on anonymous sources, about what former President Trump's Cabinet might look like and who might serve as senior officials if he wins re-election, and noted that former first lady Melania Trump has supposedly advocated on behalf of Carlson being picked to be Trump's running mate and vice president.

The former president himself signaled an openness to the idea just about a month ago during an interview with conservative talk radio hosts CLay Travis and Buck Sexton, who asked directly if Trump would consider Carlson for the important position.

Trump replied, "I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would. I think I’d say I would because he’s got great common sense."

Baffled by the "unimaginable" idea of being picked as Trump's VP

During the Monday discussion between the two popular ex-Fox News hosts, Kelly asked Carlson if he would agree to serve as Trump's vice president is asked to do so by the frontrunning candidate.

"Well, it’s just -- it’s just so unimaginable," Carlson said of the idea. "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," he continued. "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 and he's funny as hell, and he’s brave in his way, I think," Carlson said. "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."

"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?" he added, to which Kelly replied emphatically in the affirmative and suggested that voters would be drawn to his fearlessness and authenticity.

Doesn't want to disrupt current "happy" family situation but doesn't fully dismiss possibility

Carlson went on to discuss other unnamed candidates in previous cycles who he claims were "subverted" or "blackmailed" by the unnamed political powers that be in a "rigged" electoral process, and seemed to say of the idea of him entering that arena, "I don't know -- I mean, that whole world is repugnant to me."

Pressed on whether his response was a "No for now" and if he was leaving a door open to the possibility, Carlson acknowledged, "I mean, who knows what happens in the coming year. I think we're in for real volatility and if there's some way I can help," but added that he and his family were "happy" with their current situation and that it would take a lot for him to feel comfortable in "disrupting" everything.

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