Tucker Carlson’s interview with President Trump on X formerly known as Twitter has broken the internet!
In less than 24 hours, Tucker’s interview with Trump has already surpassed 160.2 million views.
Take a look:
Per The Hill:
President Trump lashed out at a number of his favorite targets Wednesday night during an interview with ex-Fox News host Tucker Carlson meant to compete with the first GOP presidential debate that the 2024 GOP front-runner skipped.
Trump criticized Fox News, the network televising the debate, rival candidate Chris Christie and his former Attorney General Bill Barr during the 46-minute interview that was pre-taped at Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., property. Here are some of the highlights.
Trump tells Carlson he should not have been fired by Fox
The former president blasted Fox for taking Carlson off the air in April, saying it was a mistake by the network to oust its at the time top-rated host.
“I think it was a terrible move getting rid of you,” Trump told the former host. “You’re No. 1 on television and all of a sudden we’re doing this interview, but we’ll get bigger ratings doing this crazy forum that you’re using than probably the debate.”
Since being fired by Fox, Carlson, who remains under contract with the network, has started a new version of his popular prime-time show on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
160 million views + counting of Trump Tucker interview will be interesting to see ratings from last nights Fox News debate. And we’re supposed to believe 81D€N got 81MM votes-a man who could’ve held his rallies in a phone booth 🤔@domenicadelia22 @JKash000 @Phyllis94584953 pic.twitter.com/AKBomJfVxG
— Bronxtale (@bronxtale0423) August 24, 2023
Here’s what AP reported:
If 2023 has taught anything to the people running Fox News Channel, it’s the importance of being able to pivot.
The decision by former President Donald Trump to skip Wednesday’s first debate of the 2024 presidential primary season likely deprives Fox of a huge late-summer audience. Even worse for the network, Trump has talked of appearing in an online interview with former Fox star Tucker Carlson at the same time.
Trump’s announcement on Sunday wasn’t necessarily a surprise. Fox debate moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum had been preparing for two events — one if he were there and one if he wasn’t.
If you haven’t seen the interview already, check it out here:
Ep. 19 Debate Night with Donald J Trump pic.twitter.com/ayPfII48CO
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 24, 2023