New York Times writer Maggie Haberman told The Dispatch podcast on Monday that former President Donald J. Trump is planning to gather a group of loyalists around him for his potential administration. In response to rumors about Tucker Carlson could be his pick for a running mate she said, “It’s a real thing that I am hearing as a possibility.”
According to The Daily Caller, Haberman told the podcast’s host Jamie Weinstein, “The likelihood of it, I don’t know. I think there will be a pretty professionalized vetting process, honestly.”
She continued, “I know that might sound unbelievable based on what we’ve seen from Trump historically, but Trump’s current political team is the best — at least as a non-incumbent — that he’s had, and there’s just a different level of control.” Many commentators have suggested that Trump learned the dire consequences of staffing issues quickly in his first administration.
Trending Politics has reported on the potential political team-up since Trump teased the possibility on Nov 9th during The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show when he said “I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would consider him. He’s got great common sense.”
Two weeks later Carlson appeared alongside Trump, Kid Rock, and UFC President Dana White at UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden in New York generating massive speculation. The massive response of the New York City crowd was described by podcast legend Joe Rogan,
NEW: Joe Rogan calls Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Kid Rock the 'Right Wing Avengers' when they walked into the UFC arena last weekend.
Rogan specifically noted how different the crowd was this time around compared to previous times Trump has entered the arena. Rogan… pic.twitter.com/dIBJoUVaBe
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 17, 2023
“When he [Trump] walked out of Madison Square Garden, it was f*cking bananas,” Rogan explained. “The whole place was cheering. He walks out to Kid Rock’s ‘American Bad*ss’ with Kid Rock — Tucker Carlson walking in like the right-wing Avengers, and the place went nuts!”
Donald Trump Jr. opined on the question of a possible Vice Presidential run for Tucker Carlson posting a video to X with the comment, “The debate against cackling Kamala is reason alone to make this happen.”
Tucker Carlson as VP pick?
The debate against cackling Kamala is reason alone to make this happen
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 17, 2023
Trump, Jr., described the possible move as “one way to make sure this election is as entertaining as possible would be to have Tucker Carlson as our VP nominee.”
“It was epic,” he added. “It started off even more of the Tucker Carlson VP talk. Now obviously Tucker’s a friend, I think he’s brilliant. He’s got incredible ideas. And I think he’d be great. I would endorse that ticket right now.”
Trump, Jr., continued that he of course “can’t put words” into his father’s mouth, but said “If you needed any more reasons to have Tucker Carlson as VP, I have a couple of words for you: Imagine the Tucker Carlson-Kamala Harris Vice Presidential debates. That’s it!”