Former President Trump has once again stolen the spotlight, this time by skipping out on the Republican primary debates and opting for a pre-recorded interview with Tucker Carlson instead. Trump, who is currently leading the polls by double digits, saw this as an opportunity to not only avoid being harassed by his lesser opponents but also to show up Fox News, who he feels has not been particularly friendly to him. In a 46-minute conversation that quickly garnered over 154 million views, Trump explained his decision to skip the debates, highlighting his commanding lead in the polls and questioning whether it would be worth his time to share a stage with candidates who shouldn’t even be running.
Donald Trump’s Interview With Tucker Carlson Got a Jaw-Dropping Number of Views https://t.co/ZXWcDV6zsE
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 24, 2023
Trump’s campaign wasted no time in declaring their candidate the winner of the debate, stating that more people watched Trump’s interview with Carlson than the rest of the candidates combined. They also claimed that Trump’s thoughtful policy discussion in the interview set him apart from the canned sound bites and platitudes offered by his opponents on the debate stage.
Tucker Carlson’s Trump interview has more views than Joe Biden has “votes” https://t.co/taCOZhe9lH
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 24, 2023
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Donald Trump reaches 100M views in just 4 hours on 𝕏. pic.twitter.com/pZk6TcKwHI
— DogeDesigner (@cb_doge) August 24, 2023
100 MILLION VIEWS IN 4 HOURS.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 24, 2023
Ultimately, the campaign expressed confidence that Trump is the only leader who can truly make America great again.