Former First Lady Melania Trump has kept a relatively low profile since her husband launched his 2024 campaign to serve a second term in the White House, but according to a new report, she has a short-list favorite to become his running mate.
According to an exclusive report from Axios examining who former President Donald Trump may want in his “loyalty-first Cabinet,” Melania believes one-time Fox News star Tucker Carlson should become her husband’s running mate.
“Here’s an interesting twist: Melania Trump is an advocate for picking Tucker Carlson, the booted Fox News star. She thinks Carlson would make a powerful onstage extension of her husband, a source close to Trump told us. The former first lady has made few campaign appearances this time around, but a Trump-Carlson ticket might encourage her to hit the trail,” the outlet reported.
Axios added, “However, many people close to Trump have dismissed the idea of Tucker Carlson because they believe he would never choose someone who could surpass him. And Trump’s staff is convinced (correctly) that Carlson can’t be controlled. But the two men talk a lot.”