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

The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt predicted that Fox News personality Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers face Capitol threat as senators line up votes for relief bill Tucker Carlson bashes CNN, claims it's 'more destructive' than QAnon Former Trump officials eye bids for political office 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.


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 TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout 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.