Former President Donald Trump, whose numbers for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination have soared significantly above those of any other candidate, has previously dropped numerous indications regarding his running mate.
With support for the current team, Biden-Harris, at an all-time low, Trump’s selection could result in a shutout in the election. Governors, congressmen, and other candidates, in addition to those who are not presently engaged in politics but provide political coverage, have been mentioned.
In a recent discussion on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,” Trump responded affirmatively to a query regarding one of his preferred candidates, despite the fact that numerous names have been tossed about.
Trump responded to the suggestion with characteristic bravado, stating, “I like Tucker a lot. I guess I would consider him. He’s got great common sense.”
The fact that Trump lauded Carlson’s “common sense” is precisely why conservatives have embraced him since his days on Fox News. His ratings since departing that network indicate he has amassed a substantial following—enough to ensure his success on his own. The likes of such entrepreneurship would be admired and praised by Donald Trump.
Carlson has made ripples throughout his broadcasting tenure by conducting interviews with numerous individuals who would not otherwise be interviewed. He has stated on multiple occasions that he has been persuaded to alter his mind in light of new information and is not only receptive to new data but also fearlessly expresses his opinion and poses the most difficult inquiries of the time.
Additionally, Carlson has established himself on an international stage by conducting interviews with political figures from other nations. One such interview, with Turkish Prime Minister Vicktor Orban, went viral. Orban implored the United States to reinstate Trump to the White House, stating, “Call back Trump. Trump is the man who can save the western world.”
Trump continued with the statement, “You know, when they say that you guys are conservative, or I’m conservative, it’s not that we’re conservative we have common sense.”
Trump reflected on his decision to conduct an interview with Tucker Carlson during the inaugural Republican debate, an action that garnered unprecedented viewership, as he discussed the notion.
In his response, Trump referenced the ratings as substantiation for the formidable appeal exhibited by conservative media personalities such as Tucker Carlson. Trump opted not to engage in the Republican presidential debate, instead airing his appearance on Tucker Carlson’s program concurrently with the debate.
“Debate Night with Donald J. Trump” aired that evening on Tucker Carlson’s program and amassed an astounding 212.3 million impressions. In 2015, when Fox News shattered the debate ratings record, which was primarily attributable to Trump’s participation, the event attracted a network-wide apex of 24 million viewers.
This interview provided the initial insight into the oppositional persecution that Trump has encountered. Trump was asked during the interview if he believed that his political adversaries would attempt to assassinate him, given that his poll numbers continue to rise despite four indictments.
“Impeachment didn’t work twice, obviously. The indictments are not working, your poll numbers go up. When they raided Mar-A-Lago in August of last year, your numbers went up,” Carlson asked back in August.
Trump replied. “I mean the four indictments, and maybe there’s more; I don’t know. These people are crazy,” he continued. “They’re savage animals,” Trump said of the radical left and the Biden administration. “They are people that are sick, really sick.”
As Trump continues to gain ground in the surveys despite facing four indictments that have thus far yielded no benefit for his opponents, nothing has transpired to alter the course of events.
Trump is the clear frontrunner among Republicans and has recently surpassed Biden in popularity. The former president is ahead in five swing states and is on track to earn more than 300 electoral votes, which would grant him the opportunity to return to the White House, according to the most recent polls.
The poll of swing states, conducted in collaboration with Siena College and the New York Times, found Trump to be in the lead in several states that Joe Biden carried in 2020. At present, Trump holds a lead over his opponent in Biden-held states of Michigan, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, all of which were decided in the prior presidential election.
Only Wisconsin among the six battleground states surveyed is where Biden leads Trump. Significantly, a 10-percentage-point lead for the former president in Nevada, a state that has not supported a Republican presidential candidate since George W. Bush in 2004, was discovered.
Furthermore, this week’s off-year election inconsistencies become even more dubious in light of Trump’s enormous lead.
There were reports of ballot fraud on social media in Ohio and a peculiar gas leak at a polling location in Kentucky. In Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office received a minimum of 19 calls regarding issues at the polls, with one caller requesting an investigation into a document that was allegedly a fraudulent sample ballot, among other concerns.