(TheIndependentStar.com) – In a fascinating scenario that could propel conservative values to new heights, New York Times political correspondent Maggie Haberman shared intriguing insights about former President Donald Trump’s potential running mate for the 2024 election.
During her appearance on the Dispatch podcast, Haberman disclosed that there are circulating rumors about Trump considering Tucker Carlson, a notable conservative figure in media and co-founder of the Daily Caller and Daily Caller News Foundation, as his vice-presidential candidate.
Discussing Trump’s strategy for his potential administration, Haberman emphasized that the former president aims to surround himself with a capable conservative team.
Podcast host Jamie Weinstein inquired about the veracity of the rumors linking Carlson to the vice-presidential slot. Haberman acknowledged the speculation, stating, “It’s a real thing that I am hearing as a possibility.”
She expressed uncertainty about the likelihood of this pairing. Still, she noted that Trump’s current political team, arguably the most effective he’s had as a non-incumbent, might conduct a more professional vetting process.
Tucker Carlson, a prominent media personality, recently left Fox News, resulting in a noteworthy shift in the network’s ratings. His show had achieved significant viewership, and after his departure, the network experienced a dip in ratings for its replacement program, “Fox News at Night.” This led to a scheduling reshuffle, with Jesse Watters’ show replacing Carlson’s previous 8 p.m. slot.
Haberman also raised concerns about the dynamics between Trump and Carlson, given Carlson’s considerable influence and public profile. She reflected, “The risk with Tucker Carlson and Trump is that Tucker Carlson’s a very big star in his own right, and I’m not sure how Trump would contend with that.”
As of the time of her comments, the Trump campaign had not yet responded to requests for comment regarding these speculations. The potential of Carlson as a vice-presidential candidate adds a thrilling layer to the unfolding narrative of the 2024 presidential election.