After Wednesday night, there is no doubt that President Donald Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson on X has resoundingly upstaged the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate in Milwaukee.
His exclusive bombshell interview with Tucker, which clocked in at just over 43 minutes long, garnered a staggering 40 million views in just 20 minutes, racking up millions more with every passing moment.
The president’s interview with Tucker dropped just five minutes before the GOP presidential primary debate got started, veering millions of American viewers away from presidential hopefuls and back onto the lead Republican contender for the White House.
Trump discussed a wide variety of topics with Tucker on Wednesday, slamming Joe Biden as being the “worst president in the history of our country.”
He also fielded point-blank questions on Jeffrey Epstein, Joe Biden’s physical and mental health, and whether he thought Biden would “make it to the gate” in 2024.
The president additionally explained that he took a “pass” on the debate this time around because of his dominant position in GOP primary polling.
“In 2016 I went through the same stuff, and I had to fight them all the way…but I just felt it would be appropriate not to do the debate, I don’t think it’s right to do it if you’re leading by 60,70 points,” he explained.