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Tucker: I Would Vote Against Trump If He Picked Nikki Haley As VP

Tucker Calrson at “Timcast IRL” live recording America Fest 2023
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Tucker Carlson said he will not vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 general election if he chooses Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley as his running mate.

Carlson first expressed support for Trump 2024 on Roseanne Barr’s podcast in November. He claimed to have “always agreed with Trump’s policies” but admitted that he only became an “active Trump supporter when they raided Mar-a-Lago.”

The former Fox News host’s newfound support for the candidate leading primary and general polls, he promised this week during a live recording of “Timcast IRL” at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest 2023, will be threatened if Trump chooses the wrong running mate.

“Would you vote for Trump if he chose Nikki as VP?” Host Tim Pool asked

The question stems from Lara Trump’s refusal during a TV interview earlier this week to dismiss Haley as a VP prospect.

“I would not only not vote for that ticket, I would advocate against it as strongly as I could,” Carlson told the AmFest audience, receiving several shocked “wows” from his fellow panelists.

According to Carlson, adding Haley to the Trump ballot would be “poison” to his campaign.

“I mean, here’s someone who’s actively opposed to the interests of the country I grew up in, who endorsed the BLM riots, and who is not left, but is neoliberal in the darkest, most — speaking of nihilist — nihilistic way, and has no real popular supporters, is a creature of the oligarchs,” Carlson explained. “So yeah, that would be reason to oppose the ticket.”

When Pool asked once again if “even Trump-Haley is a no-go?” Carlson doubled down.

“I just can’t imagine a world where that could happen,” he said. “That would be so crazy. Anything could happen of course, but picking Nikki Haley, who’s utterly treacherous and utterly dismissive of like, the interest of Americans, yeah.”

Another panelist suggested that Trump would “get assassinated immediately.” His suggestion that the deep state would be willing to knock off Trump to install Haley as president recalls Carlson’s exchange with the former president in August, in which Carlson mused that “Indictment is not working … do they have to kill you now?”

Pool asked his guests who they thought Trump should pick as a running mate. Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk recommended Carlson.

“I don’t think I’d be that great at it,” Carlson said.

Instead, he suggested Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy would make a good choice because he has “gotten much more sincere.”

“I watch him with Nikki Haley and I’m like, this is a guy who’s very offended by her views, like for real,” Carlson concluded. “He’s not attacking her because she’s a woman, he’s attacking her because he actually thinks her views are terrible for the country he lives in. And I love that.”

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