Tucker Carlson, the conservative media figure, has endorsed former President Donald Trump, despite previously expressing his dislike for Trump in a text message. In a recent interview with Roseanne Barr, Carlson revealed that he became a strong supporter of Trump after the raid on Mar-a-Lago last summer, stating, “I’m voting for Trump, and if they convict him, I will send him the max donations and lead protests.”
Despite their seemingly friendly relationship during Trump’s presidency, text messages revealed during Dominion Voting Systems‘ defamation lawsuit against Fox News portrayed a different sentiment. In a text sent on Jan. 4, 2021, Carlson expressed a desire to ignore Trump most nights, stating, “I hate him passionately.”
Carlson, who had always agreed with Trump’s policies, mentioned losing friends over his support. He was removed from Fox News’ lineup after the lawsuit settlement that cost the network $787.5 million. Carlson has also faced accusations of downplaying the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when the Capitol was stormed.
Trump, the leading candidate for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, has qualified for every Republican debate but has chosen not to participate. Instead, he pre-recorded an interview with Carlson ahead of the first debate, emphasizing his indisputable frontrunner status in the Republican race.