Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson told actress and comedienne Roseanne Barr this week he is supporting former President Donald Trump in 2024.
Carlson said he would lead protests on behalf of the former president. “I’m voting for Trump, and if they convict him, I will send him the max donations and I will lead protests. That’s how I feel,” Carlson told Barr in a recent episode of her podcast Thursday. “By the way, if I thought that he had committed some real crime, I wouldn’t feel that way. But he didn’t.”
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“I'm voting for Trump, and if they convict him, I will send him the max donations and I will lead protests. That's how I feel.
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“I became an active Trump supporter when they raided Mar-A-Lago last summer,” Carlson said. “That can’t stand. And I agree with Trump on a lot, but even if I disagreed with Trump on a lot, I’d still be a Trump supporter, because you cannot allow that.”
Carlson was referring to the controversial August 2022 FBI raid of the residence in Mar-a-Lago where Donald Trump stays. The former president criticized it as a “politically motivated move” by the administration of Democrat President Joe Biden.
The former Fox News pundit told Barr that he has “always agreed with Trump’s policies.” He said he has even lost friends over his support for the policies advocated by Trump. “It’s bigger than Trump. It’s bigger than Biden. It’s — do you want to live in a free country with a functioning justice system?” Carlson said.
Tucker Carlson tells Roseanne Barr that he became a Trump supporter the day the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago:
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— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 30, 2023
When asked about his departure from Fox News, Carlson said he “was not surprised at all.” Referring to his coverage of undercover law enforcement involvement at the Jan. 6 protests, the conservative news anchor said Fox News “didn’t like that at all.”
Several mainstream media outlets pointed out that Carlson once said in a private text to a colleague during a moment of frustration that he passionately hated Trump and couldn’t “take much more of this.”
When asked by Barr if he would run for vice president on a ticket with Trump, Carlson said it would be unlikely. “I put that in the category of an asteroid striking the Earth,” he joked. “Good or bad, it’s so far outside of my control.”