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Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson has made a startling prediction about the 2024 presidential election, telling an audience that he doesn’t believe President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will actually face off against each other again.
Carlson said he wasn’t trying to be mean by calling Biden “senile,” but that’s “just true.” He continued by saying that Biden is losing support to Trump in the polls while Trump is facing 90 or more charges from four different indictments.
“Take the opponent out of the race, and they’re still losing,” he noted. “So, I mean, I don’t know what’s going to happen. This is not going to be a race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. I would bet my beloved fishing camp in Maine that that is not going to happen. That’s not going to happen.”
“So what will happen?” he asked. “Well, I don’t know. One of, like, 400 distinct other possibilities… pick one.”
But one of the possibilities is particularly worrisome to Carlson.
“If it’s Gavin Newsom,” he stated, “we should be very, very concerned. That guy’s scary, and I mean it. I mean it. Scary. But that’s a whole separate conversation.”
“These issues will be forced,” he said. “Soon. Like, in a year. And the road from here to November 2024 is going to be filled with developments nobody in this room could foresee; I can promise you that. So, it’s about to get very serious, for sure. Only the leadership of the world is at stake, which is also, by the way, we now know, the most lucrative possible franchise in human history.”
At that, Carlson asked the audience to let their imaginations “run wild” for a moment.
“What wouldn’t they do?” he asked. “What haven’t they done? What might they do next? How will you prepare yourself for that? Take this seriously. As much as you want to retreat and pretend ‘everything is fine, sit down,’ it’s not fine, okay?”
He stressed that the “small group of people” who are running the United States of America does not “represent anything close to a majority” of Americans.
“Just to restate,” he explained, “Donald Trump, who was hated as a blood enemy by over 40 percent of the population and who’s been attacked in ways no political figure’s ever been attacked in the West, is beating the incumbent president. That in and of itself is a sign of revulsion and deep dissatisfaction with what we’re doing.”
Even though a majority of Americans are not “on board” with the policies that are leading to the destruction of the country as founded, Carlson ominously warned that we face the “darkest” people he says he has seen.
“The people who are responsible for it are the most dishonest, the most ruthless, and the most anti-human group I’ve ever dealt with, and I spent 35 years living in Washington,” he stated. “I don’t even recognize these people. And what they’re doing—it’s so dark. They’re doing things that can’t even, on an academic level, conceivably help the United States or the population that lives here.”
He then alluded to Biden’s horrendous border policies, which have led to “seven million people from the poorest countries in the world” illegally crossing U.S. borders, only to receive “public benefits.”
“I mean, that right there will destroy the country,” Carlson said, “and they did that on purpose.”
“So, these are really, really dark people,” he stressed. “The darkest.”
The announcement that Carlson and Fox News were parting ways in April elicited surprise from both supporters and detractors.
The massive decision was publicly disclosed without an official explanation. However, subsequent to this disclosure, multiple assertions have surfaced concerning the actual events that transpired behind the scenes.
During an interview on MSNBC, Michael Wolff spoke about his latest book, “The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty,” where he wrote about the network’s turmoil, including how then-Fox News chairman Rupert Murdoch decided to boot Carlson despite liking him personally.
Wolff told MSNBC host Ari Melber that Fox News fired Carlson because of the Dominion lawsuit. However, Fox has denied that claim.