Melania Trump wants Tucker Carlson to be her husband's running mate, here's why

 December 24, 2023

Former First Lady Melania Trump wants her husband, former President Donald Trump, to select former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to be his running mate because of Carlson's "powerful onstage presence." 

This is according to a new report from The List.

Per the outlet:

Melania reportedly feels that former Fox News star Tucker Carlson would be the best choice for Trump's Vice President because of his powerful onstage presence.

It appears that The List got this information from an earlier report from Axios.


Earlier this month, Axios first reported that Melania Trump wants Carlson to be her husband's 2024 running mate.

Per the outlet:

Melania Trump is an advocate for picking Tucker Carlson, the booted Fox News star. She thinks Carlson would make a powerful onstage extension of her husband, a source close to Trump told us. The former first lady has made few campaign appearances this time around — but a Trump-Carlson ticket might encourage her to hit the trail.

Axios, in its report, also listed several other individuals who, according to the outlet's sources, Trump is considering to be his running mate.

Talk has turned to Trump's 2024 running mate's because it has become a foregone conclusion that he will win the Republican Party's presidential primary.

Real Clear Politics currently has Trump leading his next closest rival by a staggering 52.2 percentage points.

Would Trump offer Carlson the VP gig, and would Carlson accept?

It appears that Trump would consider offering Carlson a running mate gig. During an appearance in November 2023 on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Trump, when asked whether he would consider having Carlson be his number two, said, "I think I'd say I would, because he's got great common sense."

Whether Carlson would accept the offer, however, is a different story altogether.

Over the years, many have urged Carlson to get more directly involved in politics, but Carlson has consistently refused to do so. Comments that Carlson has made since Axios's report would suggest that he still feels the same way and that, therefore, he would be unlikely to accept a vice president offer from Trump.

Carlson just recently told Megyn Kelly that he does not believe that he is "really suited" for the role of vice president.

Carlson explained, "I haven't led a life that prepares a person for politics. 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."

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