The 2024 Republican nominating contest is starting to take shape.
As the most popular host on cable news any Republican would love to have Tucker Carlson’s support.
And now Tucker Carlson just made a huge 2024 endorsement announcement.
Tucker Carlson spoke at a Turning Point USA summit in the key swing state of Arizona.
Since Carlson was speaking in one of the states that will decide the next election Carlson touched on the emerging GOP presidential primary fight between Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Multiple polls show DeSantis leading Trump as conservatives view DeSantis as a fighter who can win without having to moderate his principles.
In his speech Carlson declared he was not picking a candidate in 2024.
“I’m not endorsing anybody. I have no idea what’s going to happen in the Republican primary,” Carlson stated before joking, “who cares what I think.”
Carlson owns a home in Florida and praised the job DeSantis did in Florida by rejecting lockdowns and vaccine mandates, banning critical race theory in schools, standing up to woke corporations, fighting back against Joe Biden’s open borders, and trying to rein in Big Tech.
“I spend a lot of time in Florida, and I think Ron DeSantis has done an unbelievable job. I don’t know DeSantis that well, but let me put it this way, people move to Florida because he’s the governor,” Carlson declared.
But Carlson also took time to praise Donald Trump and tell the crowd that the media caricature of Trump could not be farther from the truth.
“I actually love Donald Trump, as a guy,” Carlson added. “He’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever talked to in my life.”
“I think there are plenty of things to criticize about Trump, I mean, he’s a human being. But the idea that he’s like personally some monster, is like absurd. It’s just another lie. They always tell the opposite of the truth. Trump is totally charming and engaging and fun and interesting,” Carlson continued.
Carlson did admit that as much as he liked Trump, that Trump did fall short in the hiring department as conservatives came to regret Trump appointing Christopher Wray as FBI director, woke General Mark Milley as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and John Bolton as national security advisor.
“Trump expresses himself in this way that’s like completely original . . . But his insights into people, are like unbelievable. Now I don’t think he’s that great at hiring, just being honest,” Carlson exclaimed as the crowd applauded.
But Carlson did admit that it looked like a confrontation between Trump and DeSantis in the next primary and that he did not want to venture a guess as to how it would play out.
“Thank heaven I don’t have to think through how this is going to end. At this point it does seem like two forces are moving toward one another at high speed, and how could that go well?” Carlson said matter-of-factly. “It’s a cliffhanger.”
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