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

The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt predicted that Fox News personality Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonDon Lemon defends Tucker Carlson amid confrontation video Fox News blasts 'ambush' of Carlson at Montana fly-fishing store Psaki says Biden admin 'needs' Fox News in order to fight vaccine misinformation 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 TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' 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.