Donald Trump says he would consider former Fox host Tucker Carlson for vice president

Donald Trump states that he would consider former Fox host Tucker Carlson for Vice President

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Citation From the November 8, 2023, edition of Premiere Radio's The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show

CLAY TRAVIS (CO-HOST): Would you consider Tucker Carlson on your VP list?


TRAVIS: And I want to give you a hypothetical here. You're a big spots fan. You know, like, Nick Saban's going to retire at some point, and if you talk to the athletic director at Alabama, he would say he has a list. So, would Tucker Carlson be on your list of potential VPs, and how many names might be on that list as you sit and look and survey the political field? 

TRUMP: Well, first of all, you know I did my first -- you could call it counterprogramming, but I won't call it that. But Tucker wanted to do an interview during the first debate and -- I think you know because this is what your business is -- we broke every record in history.

TRAVIS: Monster audience. 

TRUMP: Yeah, I think it just hit over 300 million people. But it was for that evening over 207 million, it then got to 275 [million] within a day or two and the biggest ever was Oprah's interview with Michael Jackson, which was 125 million. So we almost doubled it. Now, who would have thought that that was going to happen. The debate -- the last debate they had had the lowest audience in the history of presidential debates. I don't know if you know that or not. And I think the one tonight -- it's on tonight -- and I don't even talk about it.

TRAVIS: Would you consider Tucker though? Based on the --

TRUMP: I like Tucker a lot, I guess I would. I think I'd say I would because he's got great common sense. 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.