Tucker Carlson said he made “a huge mistake” when he decided to get involved in American politics in November 2022, noting that he doesn’t plan to weigh in on the upcoming Republican or Democratic primaries.
Carlson gave his first interview since leaving Fox News during Friday’s episode of Rumble’s “Stay Free With Russell Brand” podcast.
When asked by Brand what his relationship now is with former President Donald Trump, Carlson made it clear he won’t be talking about the ins and outs of the 2024 election.
“Well, I love Trump, personally,” Carlson replied. “I mean I made a huge mistake last November in getting involved in American politics. Something I’ve never done before, in making calls [about who was going to win in various states.]”
“And I was wrong on almost every call,” he added. “I’m not a very astute political analyst. I’m not interested in politics. I never have been interested in politics. I’m interested in ideas. I’m interested in people. And so there’s a primary going on in the United States between Trump and a bunch of other people, primarily [Florida Gov.] Ron DeSantis … but others, Vivek Ramaswamy for example.”
“I haven’t said word one about it, don’t plan to,” Carlson continued. “I think looking back on this ten years from now, assuming we’re still around, I think we are going to see Trump’s emergence as the most significant thing to happen in American politics in 100 years because he reoriented the Republican party against the wishes of Republican leaders.”