Former first son Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday made a surprising revelation about his father’s potential running mate heading into the 2024 presidential election.
The nation has been on its toes, waiting for former president Donald Trump to pick his vice president for the 2024 presidential election finally. While the former president has remained largely silent on his VP candidate, his son, Trump Jr., told Newsmax TV’s “Wake Up America” that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is a potential contender for his father’s VP.
🚨BREAKING: Donald Trump Jr. says he wants his dad to choose Tucker Carlson for Vice President.
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“So Trump has already said that he’s picked his VP, but he can’t tell us. Back in 2016, he didn’t pick somebody that was running for president. He chose Mike Pence, who at the time was not a candidate for president. Could you see your father running with Ron DeSantis?” show host Rob Finnerty asked the former first son.
“You know, I would do whatever I could to make sure it wasn’t Nikki Haley,” Trump Jr. said But you know, but like a Ron DeSantis, could I see? You’re never gonna rule out someone that is a leading contender. It doesn’t mean that’s who you go with. I could see other people that would be great. I’d love to see you know a J. D. Vance. I’d love to see a Tucker Carlson.
Finnerty pressed the first son further, asking if the former president was serious about Carlson becoming his vice president.
Don Trump JR says he would "love" to see his father pick Tucker Carlson as VP. pic.twitter.com/fDZmGwbLY6
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“That clearly would be on the table, right? I mean they’re very friendly, I think they agree on virtually all of these things,” the former first son responded. “They certainly agree on stopping the never-ending wars. And so, I would love to see that happen. That would certainly be a contender.”
While Trump has not revealed his pick, the former president recently told a town hall meeting hosted by Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier that he has already made his pick.
Donald Trump has been dropping breadcrumbs about his VP pick for weeks now.
Last night he revealed that he’s already made his VP pick.
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“Well, I can’t tell you that really. I mean, I know who it’s going to be,” Trump teased.
During the town hall meeting, the former president joked that he was considering his former GOP rival, Chris Christie, as his running mate.
“Oh, sure I will. I’ve already started to like Christie better,” Trump stated, drawing a massive fit of laughter from the crowd.