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GOP Presidential Forum Latest: Tucker Carlson Will Host Without Donald Trump

Six Republican candidates are part of the event, with the former POTUS noticeably absent.

It's no secret that Tucker Carlson and former President of the United States Donald Trump have some tension. While during his time at Fox News, Carlson publicly supported the Republican party, he has shown contempt for the reality star behind the scenes, as was revealed as part of a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems when his text messages were made public. This week it was revealed that the former Fox News will be hosting a GOP presidential forum, with six Republican presidential candidates. However, there will be one politician MIA from the event: Donald Trump. 

Tucker Carlson Will Host a Forum with Blaze Media and FAMiLY Leader

Tucker Carlson
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Blaze Media teamed up with FAMiLY Leader to present a presidential candidate forum hosted by Tucker Carlson. They revealed the news in a  tweet on TheBlaze Twitter account.

It Will Be Live Streamed


The event will be streamed on Friday on BlazeTV and the BlazeTV YouTube channel. During the live event, Carlson will speak "one-on-one" to various GOP primary contenders.

Trump Is Noticeably Absent From the Lineup

donald trump looks serious in navy blue suit, white shirt, and navy and red tie

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, author and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be part of the discussion. 

It Will Be the "First Presidential Forum" of the Season

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"Blaze Media is teaming up with The FAMiLY Leader to bring you the first presidential forum of the 2024 Republican primary season, hosted by Tucker Carlson," the video description states. "Following the presidential forum, stay tuned for a special episode of 'Glenn TV,' with an intimate conversation with Tucker Carlson that you don't want to miss."

Trump Has a History with Fox News

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Trump recently clashed with Brett Baier, another Fox News personality. After hesitantly agreeing to an interview with Baier, who previously challenged his election fraud claim, Baier asked Trump how he was going to woo independent voters in 2024, he responded: "First of all, I won in 2020 by a lot." Baier then pushed back. "You lost the 2020 election," he said, bringing up all the recounts and failed lawsuits to challenge the election's outcome.Trump then slammed Fox News, but Baier pointed out that "more independent voters watch Fox News than any other TV source." Trump spat back: "A lot less than they used to watch it." Later on Trump said, "I'm no great fan of Fox," to which Baier responded: "You're sitting here…"


Christopher Roback
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