Maggie Haberman Dishes On ‘Tucker Carlson As Vice President’ Rumor
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman mentioned she believes there’s not less than some substance to the rumor that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson could also be in competition to turn out to be Donald Trump’s operating mate, ought to the previous president turn out to be the GOP’s 2024 nominee.
During a podcast interview with The Dispatch’s Jamie Weinstein launched on Monday, Weinstein requested Haberman if “Tucker Carlson as vice president” is “a real thing that you’re hearing as a possibility or is that floated by maybe people around Tucker?”
“It’s a real thing that I am hearing as a possibility,” Haberman replied. “The likelihood of it, I don’t know.”
“I think there will be a pretty professionalized vetting process, honestly,” she continued. “I know that 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.”
“I don’t think the Tucker thing is not real,” added Haberman, earlier than mentioning a possible pitfall for Trump ought to he select the far-right conspiracy theory-pushing persona who now releases video on X, the platform previously often known as Twitter.
“I think the risk with Tucker Carlson and Trump is that Tucker Carlson is a very big star in his own right and I’m not sure how Trump would contend with that,” she mentioned.
Earlier this month, Trump admitted he’d contemplate Carlson for the position.
“I like Tucker a lot, I guess I would,” the previous president informed conservative radio host Clay Travis of Carlson, who was fired from Fox in April. “I think I’d say I would because he’s got great common sense,” he added.