Last week, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson sat down for his first interview since leaving the network where he said he would keep out of the primaries during the 2024 election, the Daily Wire reported.
In an interview on Russell Brand’s Rumble podcast, “Stay Free With Russell Brand,” Carlson confessed that he doesn’t see himself as an “astute political analyst” since he isn’t interested in politics but in ideas.
When asked about his relationship with Donald Trump, Carlson said he personally loved Trump but made it clear that he wouldn’t discuss the 2024 primary.
Carlson said he made “a huge mistake” when he got involved in politics during last year’s Midterm elections, saying he had never called races in various states. He said he was “wrong on every call” he made last November, so when it comes to the 2024 primaries, he hasn’t said anything and didn’t plan to start.
But looking back on the current state of politics a decade from now, Carlson added, he believes that Donald Trump’s “emergence” will be seen as “the most significant thing to happen” in the last century because Trump “reoriented” the party against the GOP establishment’s wishes.
When discussing what stands out about Trump right now, Carlson cited Trump’s views on foreign policy, especially when it comes to the war in Ukraine.
He suggested that Trump is the only prominent Republican asking why the United States is supporting “endless war in Ukraine” while everyone in Washington DC continues supporting the war.
Later in the interview, Carlson said he hoped that Trump and Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are their party’s nominees, but suggested that winning the nomination would be difficult for both of them.
Carlson will be hosting the Family Leader Forum for GOP primary candidates in Iowa on Friday. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Tim Scott, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Vivek Ramaswamy will participate.
It will be streamed by TheBlaze.
Donald Trump refused to attend.