Republican candidates continue debating over who would be the best person at the top of the GOP White House ticket in 2024.
However, many voters and political experts alike believe they’re really just competing for who will come in second to former President Donald Trump.
And Donald Trump just answered one question about Tucker Carlson that could change everything you thought you knew about 2024.
Trump vs. Biden II?
With each passing day, it looks more and more likely that the 2024 Presidential election will be a rematch of the 2020 race for the White House.
While Biden is likely stuck with Vice President Kamala Harris on the ticket with him, Trump will be able to choose his running mate if he wins the GOP nomination.
In a recent interview, Trump was asked his opinion on one name as a potential running mate that has the conservative base pumping their fists in excitement.
Trump was the guest on the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton radio show.
Travis and Sexton had one name for a potential running mate – Tucker Carlson.
— The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show (@clayandbuck) November 8, 2023
When the concept was first mentioned, Trump was obviously taken by surprise.
“So, would Tucker Carlson be on your list of potential VPs?” Travis asked.
“Oh, wow,” Trump responded.
The former President bragged about his Carlson on X interview with Tucker going viral when up against the first GOP Presidential Primary debate.
“We broke every record in history,” Trump said. “I think it just hit over 300 million people.”
Travis pressed on by asking the question once again.
“I like Tucker a lot,” Trump answered. “I guess I would. I think I’d say I would.”
Trump then went on to elaborate on his opinion of Carlson.
“He’s got great common sense,” Trump added. “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. We want to have safe borders, we want to have a wall, because walls work.”
Who will be Trump’s running mate?
While a Trump/Carlson 2024 ticket would be exciting, it’s unlikely to happen.
Carlson has previously shot down the idea of running for office.
Most political reporters are looking to the current GOP Primary field when speculating who might join Trump in campaigning against Joe Biden.
However, if Republican history is any indication, the chances of Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, or Chris Christie being selected as a running mate are low.
While Democrat nominees often look to their Primary opponents to fill the number two position – in the past eight election cycles, the only Democrat nominee who didn’t pick a Primary opponent to be their running mate was Hillary Clinton in 2016, when she tapped Virginia Senator Tim Kaine – the same cannot be said for the Grand Old Party.
In fact, to find the last time a Republican nominee went with a Primary opponent as a running mate, you have to go all the way back to the 1980 election cycle when Ronald Reagan selected George H.W. Bush as his number two.
That means, while many conservatives have their fingers crossed for Carlson or DeSantis running with Trump, history suggests otherwise.
It will more likely be someone like Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota.