On Friday, during a discussion at the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines Iowa, Tucker Carlson was asked if he would consider campaigning for president.
“When you come back to next year’s summit, will you be the Fox News TV host interviewing potential presidential hopefuls, or will you be a presidential hopeful?” the person interviewing him said.
“God knows what the future holds,” the Fox News host said before getting into what he believes some of the main issues are.
“The people I’m maddest at in the world are the people who don’t do their duty and leave the vulnerable exposed,” the host said.
“It’s the dad who leaves his kids — that’s a guy, I’d just like to punch him in the face. I mean it because that’s your duty. Those are your children, and you left. You don’t care about them,” he said.
“That’s the most basic violation there is. It’s not what the enemy does to you; it’s what people charged with ensuring your welfare do to you,” he said.
The host suggested that these are some of the reasons that “that Republican voters chose Trump.”
“The average Republican voter is not represented in a meaningful way by his or her leaders in Washington, and I cannot stress that enough,” he said.
“I have every intention of staying in the job that I’m blessed to have, but I’m going to keep hammering that, not because I want to weaken the Republican Party, no, because the Republican Party is our only option. That’s it,” the host said.
“We need immediate attention and help. This is an SOS moment,” he said.
But earlier this month the Fox News host indicated that he would never want to be president.
“I have zero ambition, not just politically but in life,” he said to Semafor co-founder Ben Smith in a virtual interview. “My ambition is to write my script by 8pm, and I’m not just saying that, ask anyone who works with me or knows me.
“I don’t think that way; I don’t want power, I’ve never wanted power. I’m annoyed by things and I want them to change,” he said. “But I’ve never been motivated by the desire to control people.”
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