Media sees clue Tucker Carlson will run for US president — RT World Information
The Fox TV host seemed to be flirting with a 2024 election bid throughout his newest journey to Iowa, Yahoo! Information has reported
Controversial Fox Information host Tucker Carlson has triggered renewed media hypothesis that he’ll run for US president in 2024 by making some probably telling feedback on his newest go to to Iowa, a key early battleground state for candidates within the American election system.
Talking on Friday at a gathering of Christian conservative voters in Des Moines, Carlson reportedly started his speech by declaring how usually he has traveled to Iowa through the years. “I believe I’ve executed the total Grassley,” he stated, referring to US Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the veteran politician who makes a degree of going to all 99 of the state’s counties throughout his campaigns.
That remark was sufficient of a “inform” for Yahoo! Information to report that Carlson is angling towards working for president in 2024, regardless of repeated denials by the host himself. “He’s undoubtedly flirting with it, 100%,” Yahoo! quoted Jon Schweppe, coverage director for the American Ideas Venture, as saying.
Simply final week, Politico opined that former speak present host Jon Stewart ought to run on the Democrat ticket for a possible basic election showdown with Carlson. “There’s an excellent likelihood that the most well-liked and most harmful Republican candidate could be Tucker Carlson,” Politico contributor Juleanna Glover stated.
Glover added that Carlson’s “broad identify recognition, demagogic items and deep assist amongst Fox viewers” would assist him win the Republican nomination. She cited a former co-worker of the host, conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg, as saying Carlson “smells the chance to be the following Pat Buchanan” and could be a powerful candidate.
Carlson tried final week to place to relaxation the hypothesis about his potential candidacy, saying in an interview that he received’t run for president in 2024 or possible another 12 months. “I don’t need energy,” he instructed Semafor co-founder Ben Smith. “I’ve by no means wished energy. I’m aggravated by issues and I need them to alter. However I’ve by no means been motivated by the will to regulate folks.”
The Fox pundit has made comparable denials beforehand, equivalent to saying in June 2021 that he had no real interest in the job. “I’m a chat present host,” he stated. “I get pleasure from it.”
Carlson ranks as the most well-liked cable information host in US historical past, routinely attracting greater than 3 million viewers to his nightly present. He averaged greater than 5.3 million viewers in October 2020, setting a brand new report for the cable information business.