Fox News personality Tucker Carlson made his presidential desires clear during his “Ruthless” podcast, jokingly claiming he would run if he was “the last person on earth.”
Carlson said with strong sarcasm, “That seems like a fun job. I’m sure my poor children would love that. Can you imagine?”
“I’ve known and talked to every president, you know, for a while, for like more than 30 years,” Carlson continued.
“And you know, I can’t think of anyone whose life was improved by that. I mean, I guess if like I was the last person on earth, I could do it, but I mean, it seems pretty unlikely that I would be that guy,” he added.
A 2020 Politico article fueled speculation of a Tucker run for president in 2024.
Carlson has become a well-known fixture on Fox News and among American conservatives. As he noted, he has had connections with past presidents, including an interview with former President Donald Trump.
In addition to his roles at Fox News, Carlson also co-founded the Daily Caller in 2010. His latest endeavor includes original programming on the recent Fox Nation streaming service.
Carlson would likely be a strong force among conservatives if he made a White House run. However, he appears uninterested in the role, ending speculation the host will leave television for a government role.