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Lincoln Project's Schmidt: Carlson could be 2024 GOP front-runner

The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt predicted that Fox News personality Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonEx-Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell files lawsuits in Michigan, Georgia The Memo: Trump election loss roils right More conservatives break with Trump over election claims MORE could be the next GOP presidential nominee.

“I think that Tucker Carlson is the front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2024,” the political analyst told MSNBC while discussing the current presidential election and its aftermath.

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He went on to state that future Republican candidates will “kowtow to the conspiracy that Trump was stabbed in the back” during the 2020 election and will claim it as illegitimate.

Carlson’s name has been previously floated as a potential Oval Office contender by viewers and political types alike.

Sixteen major Republican figures said Carlson is building enough buzz that he would likely be a force in the 2024 presidential race if he decided to run, Politico reported.

“Let me put it this way: If [Democratic presidential nominee Joe] Biden wins and Tucker decided to run, he’d be the nominee,” President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE's former aide Sam Nunberg said.

Nunberg said he doesn’t know if a Carlson run for office is plausible, however, because he claims the TV anchor is “so disgusted with politicians.”

Carlson has yet to publicly comment either way on a possible White House run.