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Tucker Carlson Responds To Rumors He May Runs For President In 2024

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Fox News host Tucker Carlson gave a clue about his future, and it could include becoming President of the United States.

On Friday, during a discussion at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines Iowa, he was asked if he would consider campaigning for president.

“When you come back to next year’s summit, will you be the Fox News TV host interviewing potential presidential hopefuls, or will you be a presidential hopeful?” the person interviewing him said.

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“God knows what the future holds,” the Fox News host said before getting into what he believes some of the main issues are.

“The people I’m maddest at in the world are the people who don’t do their duty and leave the vulnerable exposed,” the host said.

“It’s the dad who leaves his kids — that’s a guy, I’d just like to punch him in the face. I mean it because that’s your duty. Those are your children, and you left. You don’t care about them,” he said.

“That’s the most basic violation there is. It’s not what the enemy does to you; it’s what people charged with ensuring your welfare do to you,” he said.

The host suggested that these are some of the reasons that “that Republican voters chose Trump.”

“The average Republican voter is not represented in a meaningful way by his or her leaders in Washington, and I cannot stress that enough,” he said.

“I have every intention of staying in the job that I’m blessed to have, but I’m going to keep hammering that, not because I want to weaken the Republican Party, no, because the Republican Party is our only option. That’s it,” the host said.

“We need immediate attention and help. This is an SOS moment,” he said.

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But earlier this month the Fox News host indicated that he would never want to be president.

“I have zero ambition, not just politically but in life,” he said to Semafor co-founder Ben Smith in a virtual interview. “My ambition is to write my script by 8pm, and I’m not just saying that, ask anyone who works with me or knows me.

“I don’t think that way; I don’t want power, I’ve never wanted power. I’m annoyed by things and I want them to change,” he said. “But I’ve never been motivated by the desire to control people.”

In June he shredded President Joe Biden’s administration for pushing endless excuses rather than aiming to address the real problems facing Americans.

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“The problem feels deeper than that. It feels systemic, and you see it in what you buy, everything. The prices of everything are shooting beyond reach for a lot of people in the United States. That would include energy, food, durable goods, housing, education, credit, all of it is a lot more expensive than it was just recently. Why? Why has median rent in Manhattan jumped by 25% in a single year? Why is your grocery bill going up by hundreds of dollars a month? Why can’t you afford to fill your car anymore?” Carlson wrote in a lengthy op-ed.

“Our resources in the United States are abundant. The problem is our leaders. The things you need are too expensive to buy because politicians created inflation, and they did it for a simple reason. They’d racked up so much debt, buying votes and enriching themselves and their families because they had no choice but to weaken the U.S. dollar in order to make the payments on the loans they took out. It’s that simple. And then once inflation arrived, ideologues in the Biden administration immediately understood how it could be used,” he wrote.

“So, since you can no longer afford to drive your car, you will have no choice but to accept their green energy scams and that means their donors who run those scams will get richer, and they will get control over the US economy. So, everyone wins except you. It’s perfect. None of it happened by accident. This is a manufactured disaster. Now, in a normal country, few leaders would dare to pull off something this brazen and destructive. They’d be afraid to. They would be to be flirting with revolution. It’d be too risky. And the people who run our country are fully aware of the risks, and they’re very worried about it,” he added.

Carlson then noted how Biden, Democrats, and their allies in the media are pushing stories that don’t matter to avoid talking about things that would actually help American families.

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If you’re wondering why they’re hyperventilating about January 6th, that’s why. They seem afraid, because they are afraid. To them, a crowd of angry people at the Capitol looks a lot like a foretaste of things to come. That’s exactly why they’re so desperate to take your guns away. It’s why they’re screaming at you about trans rights and systemic racism and the all-encompassing evil of the president of faraway Russia. Huh? Why are they talking about these things? It seems confusing at first. What does any of that have to do with our actual problems here and improving your life?

Well, none of it has anything to do with improving your life and that’s the point. They’re hoping that if they keep screaming at you, you’ll be too bewildered and too off-balance to notice what is happening to the country around you, much less able to fight back against it. And just to make sure you’re too bewildered to act as they scream, they shift the blame from themselves to you. So, they’re now pronouncing you guilty for the crimes that they committed. You’ve watched this happen with the economy.

“The joke is over. Too much is at stake. If there ever was a time — if there was in U.S. history ever a time to invoke the 25th Amendment, it is now. As Joe Biden himself put it, ‘For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.’ For all of our sakes,” Carlson said.

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