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Don Jr. says Trump’s VP decision is a ‘long way to go,’ but would like to see Tucker Carlson on ticket

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Donald Trump Jr. told the Post on Friday that he has considered who he would like his father to choose as vice president, and that he would like to meet someone like media personality Tucker Carlson. , said the decision “will take a long time.” alright, let’s go. ”

“There may be a couple [of candidates] I would love to see it. If only for the vice presidential debate. Just like I want to see Tucker Carlson face Kamala Harris. That alone would be fun,” Trump Jr. told reporters at the former president’s headquarters in South Carolina.

Regarding Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who has been widely speculated as a running mate, Trump Jr. said, “Tim is a good friend of mine. Tim is a great guy.”

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has been tight-lipped about who he considers to be his No. 2, and has not said when he will announce his decision.


Donald Trump Jr. addresses supporters at a rally for his father, former Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on February 23, 2024 in Charleston, South Carolina. Getty Images

On Tuesday, President Trump spoke at a Fox News town hall with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), biotech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy, and Congressman Byron Donald. He praised all of the candidates offered, including (Republican). -Florida).

The former president also said he considers Mr. Tucker one of his subordinates.

“I love Tucker. I think so,” President Trump said on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” in November. “I think he would do that because he’s a very common sense guy.”

Mr. Tucker has poured cold water on this speculation in the past, telling Megyn Kelly that although he is a “complete supporter of President Trump,” she “hasn’t lived a life that has prepared her for politics.” Told.


Tucker Carlson (left) and former President Donald Trump (right) react during the final round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf Tournament on July 31, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Tucker Carlson (left) and former President Donald Trump (right) react during the final round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf Tournament on July 31, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey. AP

“I don’t think I’m a terrible skeleton or anything like that. I’m not. It’s just not how my brain works. I’ve never done anything like that. I’ve never spent any time with politicians. I can’t imagine spending “ Tucker told Kelly on the podcast:.

Trump Jr. said his father has already “shared some of them as possibilities” and “there’s probably a couple that are possibilities that he hasn’t mentioned.”

“I haven’t had a conversation with him recently,” he said, but said they talked about it “usually around the holidays” and that “some ideas” were shared.

Trump Jr. previously criticized his 2024 rival Nikki Haley as a running mate, months before his father became a running mate.

“I think we have a long way to go. A lot of it depends on how the future unfolds,” the former eldest son said, adding that “there are also strategic decisions,” but to see “capable” people. .

The former eldest son also slammed DeSantis’ claims that Trump intends to use “identity politics” to decide who goes with him.

DeSantis made the criticism Wednesday in a phone call obtained by the Post with potential delegates, in which he said he would not be Trump’s vice president.

“I don’t know if Ron DeSantis knows anything about what my dad is talking about. I know he doesn’t have a lot of communication with that team,” Trump Jr. said.

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