Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has added his name to Donald Trump’s backers and given his full support to the former President. Speaking with fellow Trump supporter Roseanne Barr, Carlson said he began supporting Donald Trump after the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The comedienne agreed and said, “I’m voting for Trump, and if they convict him, I will send him the max donations, and I will lead protests.”
Trump and Carlson have a long and complex history, and some have even speculated that Trump’s comments on Fox about the 2020 election being rigged led to Carlson’s sudden and unexpected firing from the network. The sacking came soon after Dominion Voting Systems, a company that supplied voting machines in the election, sued Fox for defamation based on repeated fraud claims by Mr. Trump and some of the network’s hosts. As part of the investigation, it emerged that Carlson told a colleague he “passionately hated” the former President. “We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights. I can’t wait,” he wrote.
However, relations between them seem to be healed, and rumors that Trump may even select Carlson as his running mate have made headlines. At the American Principles Project Foundation’s annual Christmas gala recently, the question was put to Carlson, and he did not rule it out. “God would have to yell at me very loud,” he said. Former First Lady Melania Trump is said to favor Carlson for future Vice President, and when questioned on it by Roseanne Barr, Carlson said he would need to think it through.
Barr, who became a household name in the 1980s with her hugely successful sitcom “Roseanne,” is an outspoken Trump supporter, and when her comedy underwent a reboot in 2019, the star was dropped from the cast. She said the decision to exclude her from her own show was “devastating” and blamed it on her support of Donald Trump.