One hundred fifty-five million Americans cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. According to results, about 45 million additional people had seen Trump’s interview, and that figure is only expected to rise.
Trump’s interview with Carlson had far more viewership than Fox News’s coverage of the first Republican primary debate. Trump was absolutely on the money once again with his prediction.
Trump said to Carlson he didn’t want to go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and be assaulted by candidates who were polling 30% lower than him on the stage.
According to RealClearPolitics’ average of polls, the 45th president has a lead of more than 40 percent in the contest for the Republican nomination.
Former president and current primary frontrunner Donald Trump sat down with Tucker Carlson on X (formerly Twitter) rather than attend the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate hosted by Fox News. The interview has since garnered over 200 million impressions.
Nielsen Ratings said that 12.8 million people watched the Fox News Republican primary debate simultaneously, almost half as many as the first GOP presidential debate 2015.
According to X, the Trump and Tucker Carlson interview has more than 238 million views, but this number is inflated since X counts as a “view” each time a user is signed in and watches a video for more than two seconds with more than half of the video player visible.
The precise number of people who saw the interview is unknown to anybody save Tucker Carlson, who has access to the video’s data and can thus extrapolate its popularity.
The former president used the Carlson interview to bash his current foil, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis is now a distant second to Trump in national polls.
The former President has also demanded an end to hostilities between Russia and Ukraine.
Vivek Ramaswamy was the only candidate in the Fox News Republican primary debate to categorically state that he would not support increased assistance to Ukraine.
Ramaswamy, an ardent Trump supporter, is largely believed to have won the first “also-ran” presidential debate.
Trump, however, is the presumptive nominee, barring a disqualification due to his indictments.