Donald Trump Jr. Suggests Possibility of Trump/Carlson 2024 Ticket

On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. asserted that Tucker Carlson remains a viable option as a running mate for former President Donald Trump if he secures the nomination. This statement follows Carlson’s earlier rejection of the VP role when questioned last month. Trump Jr. emphasized the need for a formidable candidate, mentioning potential choices such as Sen. J.D. Vance, Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Carlson, whom he confirmed as a potential option when asked.

“That clearly would be on the table, right?” Trump Jr. said in a Thursday interview on NewsMax. “I mean, they’re very friendly; I think they agree on virtually all of these things. They certainly agree on stopping the never-ending wars. And so, I would love to see that happen. That would certainly be a contender.”

In December, Carlson was queried about the prospect of becoming Trump’s vice president. In response, he expressed, “It is impossible to imagine myself getting involved in something like that.” While he clarified that he harbored no fear about assuming the position, he couldn’t envision how he could effectively fulfill the role.

“I am a talk show host,” Carlson said. “That is what I do.”

Trump Jr. was questioned about the potential of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson being chosen as Trump’s vice president. He expressed enthusiasm for a Trump/Carson 2024 ticket but noted that he believes Carson is “almost too nice for politics.”

Regarding the possibility of Trump selecting former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley as his vice president, Trump Jr. stated that he doesn’t think “that’s currently on the table.” This follows Carlson’s statement last month, where he not only expressed his vote for a Trump/Haley 2024 ticket but also declared his strong opposition to it.

In the upcoming New Hampshire primary, Trump, DeSantis, and Haley will compete against each other. In the Iowa caucuses, Trump secured 51% of the vote, with DeSantis at 21.2% and Haley at 19.1%.