A former Trump White House staffer posted a photo of herself with Tucker Carlson at Donald Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey, prompting questions as to why the former Fox host News was there.
In a viral tweet, former GOP staffer Mackenzie Rohde posted a smiling photo of herself with the New Jersey Golf Club TV host earlier this week.
Since abruptly leaving Fox in April, Carlson has posted a series of lengthy interviews on Twitter — a series his team calls “Tucker on Twitter.”
With his fourth indictment coming this week and questions lingering over whether Trump will take part in the first Republican primary debate next week, it has sparked questions about where he should sit for a lengthy interview. .
Tucker Carlson is pictured earlier this week with a former Trump White House staffer at what is believed to be Donald Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club
Carlson’s Bedminster appearance sparks questions about whether Trump might sit down with the former Fox host for a lengthy interview following his fourth indictment
Each episode of Carlson’s Twitter show scores tens of millions of views, according to Twitter, and guests range from Andrew Tate to Ice Cube to former Hunter Biden business associate Devon Archer and more recently Vivek Ramaswamy.
Trump, who may or may not participate in the upcoming Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, continues to try to balance his presidential campaign – which is in full swing – and the growing legal pressure he is under.
On Monday, he was indicted for the fourth time by a grand jury in Georgia on charges related to his attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.
DA Fani Willis issued a 41-count indictment accusing Trump and 18 of his countrymen of RICO violations and a list of other charges that run the gamut of election interference.
She said the indictment alleged “violations of Georgian law resulting from a criminal conspiracy to nullify the results of elections in that state.”
Trump called her an “out of control and very corrupt district attorney” and said the charges were part of a “witch hunt.”
The case – based on laws typically used to bring down gangsters – is the fourth to target the 77-year-old Republican this year and could lead to a watershed moment, the first televised trial of a former president in state history. -United.
If convicted on all counts, he faces 71 years in prison — and state charges, unlike federal, cannot be pardoned by a president.
Trump called Willis a “rabid supporter,” but on Monday night she told a press conference, “I make decisions in this office based on the facts and the law. The law is non-partisan.
“We look at the facts, we look at the law and we make accusations.”
Fani Willis is seen Monday night announcing the charges against the 19 accused of working to nullify Georgia’s election results
Donald Trump was charged on Monday with state charges, filed by a Georgia district attorney, relating to interference in the 2020 election
In a recent biography on Carlson, the TV host allegedly revealed that Trump was eyeing the ‘beer girls’ at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, in a photo that went viral of the two of them alongside Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Carlson was asked about this image by his biographer Chadwick Moore, for the book, Tuckerreleased August 1.
The trio were captured watching the LIV Golf Bedminster invite last July, with Carlson clearly laughing at something the former chairman said.
“He was talking about the beer girls,” Carlson recalled. “Look at those beer girls? Can you believe they have legs like that? You can’t make legs like that, it’s genetics! The human genome explains this,’ the former Fox News host said, quoting Trump. Carlson found the comment hilarious.
Greg Norman Commissioner/CEO of LIV Golf and Tucker Carlson of Fox News on the 16th tee during the 3rd round of the LIV Golf Invitational Series Bedminster on July 31, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
Chadwick Moore’s biography reveals what Tucker Carlson (center) was laughing about. Carlson said former President Donald Trump (right) talks about the ‘legs’ of the ‘beer girls’, alongside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left)
That’s what he said, and I love it. You are telling me something that amuses me enormously. Because it’s rooted in truth and it’s unexpected. I’m the perfect audience for that,” Carlson said.
The TV host who now hosts a Twitter show noted it was his first time taking part in a golf tournament – he doesn’t play the sport because ‘I’m left-handed and have no coordination’ .
The book, simply titled Tucker, is written by journalist Chadwick Moore who spent 1,000 hours interviewing Carlson at his homes in Maine and Florida.
“But, as I said, Trump feels a moral obligation to entertain the people of his world. He’s the patriarch and everyone in his orbit should be entertained by him,’ Carlson continued. “And I agree that it is absolutely an obligation for the chief, and people who do not respect it fall at work.”
In response to some of the negative comments Carlson allegedly made about Trump, which came to light following Fox News’ lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems, he clarified his position:
‘Do I like Trump? I love Trump,’ Carlson told Moore during one of their meetings after the text messages were revealed. “But there are so many levels to Trump. He was a totally ineffective president. He couldn’t manage my house. He’s not a manager, and it’s very frustrating to watch.
Carlson partly blamed people hired by Trump.
“So it was very frustrating to watch, extremely frustrating, infuriating to see his declared program being overthrown by people who work for him. It was crazy. Like watching someone’s kids burn down their own house and there’s nothing they can do about it,” Carlson said.
“I really hated watching it and was crazy about it,” he continued to Moore.
That being said, Carlson described dinner with Trump as “one of the great joys of the world.”
“If you had to make a list of people to have dinner with, Trump would be number one,” Carlson said. ‘He is beyond belief. He’s a TV character. He was NBC’s number one star.
“So how do you get there? By being an incredibly fun, charming, dynamic person,” he continued. “Trump at this level is absolutely the best. So funny, so incredibly quirky and single-minded in a hilarious way. So nice too.