Take that, Fox News: Tucker and Trump will take to Twitter during GOP presidential debate next week


Donald Trump said weeks ago he would not attend the Fox News presidential debate on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

On Friday he announced he will instead do an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. It will be live-streamed on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.

In other words, Trump may have just destroyed the Republican debate’s ratings, and Carlson gave Fox News the finger in the process.

Carlson was fired by Fox News earlier this year for his reporting on the Dominion Voting Systems scandals, which ended with a settlement between Fox and Dominion that totaled $787 million to close out the defamation lawsuit. After taking a brief vacation, Carlson has built a following of millions on Twitter, where he now does his interviews.

Trump wrote today, “As everyone is aware, my Poll numbers, over a ‘wonderful’ field of Republican candidates, are extraordinary. In fact, I am leading the runner up, whoever that may now be, by more than 50 Points. Reagan didn’t do it, and neither did others. People know my Record, one of the BEST EVER, so why would I Debate? I’M YOUR MAN.”

Although the announcement was reported by the New York Times, it was not reported by Fox News as of Must Read Alaska publication time.

On Nov. 2, 2020, Carlson wrote about why Americans love Donald Trump so much, in an endorsement of Trump that was published at Fox News:

“They love Donald Trump because no one else loves them. The country they built, the country their ancestors fought for over hundreds of years, has left them to die in unfashionable little towns, mocked and despised by the sneering halfwits with finance degrees — but no actual skills — who seem to run everything all of a sudden.

“Whatever Donald Trump’s faults, he is better than the rest of the people in charge. At least he doesn’t hate them for their weakness. Donald Trump, in other words, is and has always been a living indictment of the people who run this country. That was true four years ago when he came out of nowhere to win the presidency. And it’s every bit as true right now, maybe even more true than it’s ever been. It will remain true regardless of whether Donald Trump wins reelection.

“Trump rose because they failed. It’s as simple as that. If the people in charge had done a halfway decent job with the country they inherited, if they cared about anything other than themselves, even for just a moment, Donald Trump would still be hosting ‘”‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ But they didn’t. Instead, they were incompetent and narcissistic and cruel and relentlessly dishonest. They wrecked what they didn’t build, and they lied about it. They hurt anyone who told the truth about what they were doing. That’s all true. We all watched.

“America is still a great country, the best in the world, but our ruling class is disgusting. A vote for Trump is a vote against them,” Carlson wrote.


  1. Great! Why would Trump waste his time with Democrat Chris Christie or any others when he’s 35 points up over his nearest competitor? Trump will eliminate this field quickly without even being on stage with them. Same thing happened in 2016.

    • He may be 35 points up in the polls, but he’s down 91 felony charges in the courts.

      And that’s a good start…

      • 91 bogus Democrat felony charges, which won’t stand unanimous jury votes in any jurisdiction except Washington, DC, and that one along with any other would be overturned at the appellate level. Democrats only have the dirty, corrupt Biden government machinations to do the job of harassing Donald Trump with frivolous charges to keep the media entertained and deflect from Joe Biden’s criminal activities. Trump has the voters on his side, which will prevail in the end, and probably put Biden in jail where he can drool in his commode along with his son and brother. Democrats are pathetic little demons with no common sense whatsoever.

          • Those are called taunts, and that is why I voted for Trump. He is our voice against the corrupted and twisted establishment.

            Get it yet?

      • Now DJT gets to litigate the vote fraud . It’s funny as every indictment has led to soaring poll numbers for DJT ! Wether you like to admit it or not , DJT has exposed a huge amount of corruption in this country . Was was a “ conspiracy theory “ 24 months ago has turned to be truth today ! Watch what you wish for !

    • He may “eliminate” those others running under the GOP banner, but in doing so, he’ll simply be eliminating himself for any real chance of winning the general election. If you haven’t figured it out by now, the only reason he is running is to keep himself out of jail. In other words, he’s using you. He’s not a public servant. He’s first and foremost, a self-servant. Always has been and always will be.

  2. Tucker certainly knows how to talk well to work up a crowd. He can get the party going.

    Generations only act as good as they are taught. People are living out their humanity- their human nature (narcissism) cause they either walked away from their parents or grandparents God and stopped seeking to understand His word better or their childhood home and school never taught them about God and His Book. Since the 1950s the government-elect began removing God, prayer, and Bible out of the public’s use; all awhile entertainment glamorized an ungodly (Canaanite) lifestyle probably since the roaring twenty decade when screens were coming out. When our government began removing God, prayer, and bible it impacted boomers, Gen-X, Millennials, and GenZ (though GenZ is showing more reception to God, his Spirit, and His Word than the previous three generations). If one is following God its bit difficult only to think of self to only serve your self or help others expecting to get award out of it or to treat others how they treat you which only seems good when people do good works all time, but if one team member is doing the good works without others paying it forward to the one who helped them then how does the one keep going serving those who forget him if he isn’t serving God? he can’t he eventually gets resentful.

    the scriptures teach about serving God and His Church and maybe that foreigner or ungodly neighbor needing help however I am not seeing in the Bible where God tells his people Israel or Gentiles go out of their way to provide provisions to that distressed community of foreigners whom worship other gods and idols. However if the one foreigner enters into one’s life or home. they instructed to show compassion and help out of service to God and our love for Him. I think There nothing wrong feeling like one is suffering alone without immediate help, you can go stronger in the faith or come to the faith when you are despairingly alone Or the foreigner (or idol worshipper) can see their worship of their ancestors, idols, and gods do nothing for them when life isn’t going their way. That’s why L.B Cowman’s Streams in the Desert was written. Anyway- natural for People to serve themselves to be narcissistic when they hadn’t grown up hearing and learning about God and His love for all of us so we can love one another even that “foreigner” or ungodly coworker or manager in our life we still serve them-gladly! because of God’s faithfulness to his children-those who put their faith in Him- even while God’s Church make mistakes or stray before repenting and returning back to Him. He will remains faithful to us-his Church with a capital C. Ref.Hebrews 13:5

  3. “The ruling class”

    This is a phrase that is not used nearly enough to describe the REALITY of governance in the USA. The idea that “the people are in charge”, via voting, is nothing but a fairy tale for children and the pathologically gullible. We are, in fact, RULED, and by a predatory, parasitical and sociopathic ruling class that despises us, the common people, and would just as soon (if not prefer) to see most of us dead.

  4. Carlson, like Trump himself, only cares about “them” to the degree that they can be used to support Trump/Carlson’s egos, narcissism, and bank accounts. The poor folks are being used, and they don’t even realize it.

  5. Is it possible for Trump to promote himself without unnecessary snark?

    While it’s his thing, it’s also why so many people don’t want to vote for him.

    • Between 200M and 250M views of Tucker Trump interview in 24 hours . DJT has over 100M supporters . DJT will be President in 2024 . His support is unhinged !

  6. Those who were entrusted with the welfare of America, a very large number of them, put their own welfare first. When they were personally threatened, they sold out the country they were responsible to protect. Democrat politicians did it. Republican politicians did it.

    Yes, a governor’s future son-in-law was blown up a day after he relented to public pressure and authorized a signature audit of the election. Friends in Georgia tell me his resolve disappeared immediately after the explosion took place.

    Yes, there was violence and deaths on Jan 6th after more than a hundred Republican Congressmen acquiesced to public pressure and committed to objecting to certification and pledged to use the time allotted to Congress to formally investigate election concerns.

    These tragedies are real. The surrender that took place immediately after these events occurred is also real. At the end of the day, Republican Congressmen reneged and decided it wasn’t a battle worth fighting on January 6th.

    When county officials were asked to certify elections that were a mess they hesitated. When the death threats started rolling in, they relented and headed for the hills.

    This is why the Founding Fathers required every state and federal politician to take a specific oath to the Constitution. They knew there would be moments in America’s future when the going would get very rough indeed; moments when only such an oath would compel men and women to continue to press forward under fire at great personal risk to themselves and those they loved.

    But the signers of the Declaration of Independence weren’t asking us to do anything that they themselves weren’t willing to do.

    John Hart signed the Declaration of Independence for New Jersey. He was forced to flee from his wife’s deathbed and was on the lam for a year, sleeping in dog kennels, hardly daring to sleep in the same place twice. His health never recovered. (‘https://wallbuilders.com/cost-signing-declaration-independence/)

    Oh that the Lord would raise up men and women of such caliber to weather the storms of today for the sake of posterity. Oh that we would have eyes to recognize them when He does, and to discern the countless charlatans whose valor they would gladly adorn themselves with.

    • “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.“ Philippians 3:21 for those whom he does raise up whom are charged to hold back the evil He permits, since the Lord hasn’t returned yet, and for His Church sake He lifts up leaders who fight for His children, We have to remember Christ can’t come back if we have another Major revival (the bride groom be delayed again for how long another 100 years? After 2024) where our leaders are living for Christ even to face death for doing right. For those who are living for Christ the end doesn’t mean we throw our hands up and let evil reign, we are to occupy even into death because someone kills us and we follow the example of those following Christ before us (Philippians 3:17 pattern your lives after mine (Paul speaking) and learn from those who follow our example).

    • I can only hope this is hyperbole because it’s hard to imagine someone would write this amount of pompous dribble and want to be taken seriously.

  7. I’m looking forward to a trump-less debate. Finally – maybe – an open discussion of the issues facing this country without the insults, preening, and bloviating we’d otherwise see. Maybe a clear alternative to Trump will emerge.

    I, for one, hope to see somebody else emerge as an strong alternative – someone who could preside for eight years, someone who won’t waste our time with endless 3 am X (twitter) wars with random haters, someone who would try (at least) to listen to and represent the entire country, someone who could put together a strong cabinet and administration that is not based primarily on ego-flattery, someone who will actually get things done – not just rail about them, and so on…

  8. Trump should debate his opponents. He is not an incumbent; he needs to earn the nomination the same way he did in 2016. Furthermore, it will be much harder for him to go after Biden for refusing to debate his own primary opponents if Trump doesn’t debate.

  9. Perhaps we have become so abundant and plentiful since our country was founded that many have lost sight of the struggles that it took to accomplish this amazing feat. Our founders had integrity. Now to be elected it seems that all you need is other people’s money. The honest people have disenfranchised themselves from the politics of today. Greed is what runs the government now. Don’t know what it would take to turn it around.

    • > Don’t know what it would take to turn it around.

      Weak men make hard times, hard times make strong men, strong men make good times, good times make weak men. And so it goes….

  10. Wonder which candidate intimidated the 🍊 guy so much he sat out on the sideline.
    Chris “I use state helicopter to get my kid to soccer practice” Christie

    Or Ron “I use leftists methods to get my way” DeSantis

    Or Tim Scott an actual good dude

    Maybe that V guy….

    Something surely scared the 🍊 guy off the stage.

    • Kathy, I might be able to forgive Trump for his ” Operation Warp Speed” nonsense, if he would admit his folly, but he has not done that. Trump continues boasting about saving 100 million lives because of his pushing the jab. Ridiculous in light of the evidence.

      Accordingly I can only conclude that Trump sold us out.

      I’m happy with the other candidates, DeSantis, Bobby Kennedy Jr, or Ramaswamy.

      • Can you show us when, where he said it to, that he saved 100 million lives?

        “We saved 2 million people” from dying of COVID-19.” President Donald Trump, during the Oct. 15 town hall on NBC News.

        • MarkyMark, I saw a video on YouTube where T was babbling about saving 100 million lives, also read it in a news story.
          But what is most damning is that Trump has not responded to criticism of his Covid leadership.
          He is hiding out as it were. His silence speaks volumes.

    • If there is one thing Trump puts above anything else, it’s his own self-preservation. Hence, the only reason he got vaccinated. As far as him telling everyone else to, he left a long trail of mixed confusing messages. This is what Trump the politician has done his entire life.
      Sweet dreams.

      • What I have learned over the years is nobody on the other side of the TV is gonna do the work for me. This is why I have committed myself to take responsibility and to Make America Great Again through my actions, not by trusting someone else to do it for me.

  11. So Trump is too chicken to engage in a debate. Trump is a two time loser. He lost the popular vote to Hillary AND the despicable Joe Biden. Republicans better pull their heads out of their dark spaces. Trump is NOT electable. Four more years of Biden will be a disaster.

  12. Someone up above commented that it would be nice to see some cool heads on stage with a hope of one or two standing out from the crowd. I’d like to see Vivek Ramaswamy do well, so I may actually watch, though I’ve never been much for wasting time in front of the tube. And in contrast to my response to this week’s poll. [Oh shame on me!]

  13. Ahhh I love the smell of political warfare in the morning.
    Left Vs Right is always great for entertainment. Not so great for the people of the country, but the entertainment is unparalleled. Not even Hollywood can hold the attention of the masses quite like Trump vs the world. Not even the die hard leftists can look away! Good show good show!

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