Tucker Carlson Outlines a Key Factor for His Opposition to Trump’s Potential Reelection

Renowned for his previous role as a top-rated Fox News host and a vocal supporter of ex-President Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson gained acclaim for his extensive interview with Trump during the initial GOP presidential debate.

Widely considered as the preferred vice-presidential choice by former First Lady Melania Trump, Carlson unexpectedly revealed on Monday that there’s a single action Trump could take to lose his vote—naming former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley as his running mate.

Carlson expressed this viewpoint during an AmericaFest interview alongside conservative figures Tim Pool, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, and Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA.

When Pool asked Tucker if he would vote for Trump if he chose Hailey to serve as his Vice President, Carlson said: “I would not only not vote for that ticket, I would advocate against it as strongly as I could.”

Carlson added: “That’s just poison. I mean, here’s someone who’s actively opposed to the interests of the country I grew up in, who endorsed the BLM riots, and who is not left, but is neoliberal in the darkest, most — speaking of nihilist — nihilistic way, and has no real popular support, is a creature of the oligarchs.”

While Haily is slightly trailing DeSantis in national polls, her popularity is on the upswing, earning endorsements from notable figures such as Iowa’s Governor and the influential Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP) group backed by the multi-billion-dollar Koch brothers. GOP presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy, who lags behind Haily, has labeled her a “RHINO” with a penchant for “foreign wars,” as reported by the Daily Caller.

Reiterating his stance, Carlson affirmed later in the interview, “So indeed, that would be a reason to oppose the ticket.”

When questioned previously about his interest in serving as Vice President under Trump, Carlson remarked, “God would have to yell at me very loud” for him to accept the position.

Post his departure from Fox, Tucker initiated a Twitter show on what is now X. Recognizing the necessity for a name change, he recently launched a new media venture, The Tucker Carlson Network.

The conservative host expressed his commitment to addressing sensitive yet crucial issues like media bias, COVID, vaccine mandates, and Black Lives Matter in his upcoming show.

Watch Carlson’s teaser video announcing his new show below: