Tucker Carlson dismisses 2024 presidential run and says he would only do it if he was the 'last person on earth'

TUCKER Carlson has dismissed a 2024 presidential run and said he would only consider the role "if he was the last person on earth."

The popular Fox News host said: "I’ve known and talked to every president, you know, for a while, for like more than 30 years. And you know, I can’t think of anyone whose life was improved by that.” 

Asked about potential run on the Ruthless podcast last week Carlson added: "Oh, God, come on.

"That seems like a fun job. I’m sure my poor children would love that. Can you imagine?

“I mean, I guess if I was the last person on Earth, I could do it, but I mean, it seems pretty unlikely that I would be that guy.  I'm a talk show host; I enjoy it."

Carlson, the country's top rated cable news host, has been linked to a run for office in recent months.

Republican strategist Luke Thompson told Politico in 2020: "He’s a talented communicator with a massive platform.

"I think if he runs he’d be formidable."

Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Robinson told The Independent in September 2020: "Tucker Carlson will be the Republican nominee."

Republican voters lent their support to GOP favorite Ron DeSantis in an early poll conducted over the weekend.

The Florida governor beat Donald Trump with a 74 percent GOP approval rating.

Former president Trump received the backing of 71 per cent of those questioned.

The poll was conducted at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver over the weekend with 371 people surveyed.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in a distant third with 43 percent.

Those surveyed were asked to "vote for all candidates you approve of for president in 2024".

A total of 275 voted for first-term governor DeSantis; Trump received 265 votes.

Dad-of-three DeSantis, who has been married to wife Casey for more than a decade, has not confirmed a run for office.

But the Trump ally has become a popular figure among GOP voters following his handling of coronavirus.

He also topped Trump as the next potential GOP nominee in the 2024 presidential election, according to data released by forecast research firm PredictIt in April.

And Trump said earlier this month he would consider DeSantis as his running mate in 2024 in a public snub to former Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump himself has teased running for president again in 2024 but has not yet announced a formal decision.

He told The Dan Bongino Show "we're going to make you very happy" when asked whether he is considering rerunning in 2024.

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