Newsmax host Eric Bolling left former Fox News colleague Bill O’Reilly speechless during an interview when he broached the subject of Tucker Carlson possibly running for president in 2024.
Tucker Carlson’s prominent role with Fox News over the years has spurred some rumors that he could be considering making a jump into politics himself. However, based on O’Reilly’s reaction to the hypothetical question perhaps Carlson should just stick to talking about politics.
According to Mediaite:
“I got another one for you on the Republican side that no one’s really talking about,” Bolling told O’Reilly on The Balance. “Ready? Tucker Carlson.”
O’Reilly then sat in silence at the question
“Speechless,” the host followed up.
“You want me to reply to that, Bolling?” O’Reilly shot back. “Or is this a flight of fancy on your part?”
“Yes,” he responded. “It’s called a talk show, so we hope when I say something, you talk back. What do you think of that?”
“Look, if Mr. Carlson wants to leave his extremely lucrative position at Fox News and run for president, then more power to him. But there isn’t a chance in hell that, number one, he will do it, and number two, that he could succeed.”
Despite encouragement from some conservatives Carlson has repeatedly tamped down rumors he’s angling to jump from Fox News anytime soon.