Tucker Carlson has a huge audience. Donald Trump is the biggest draw in the land. Elon Musk promoted it heavily. So of course the interview of President Donald J Trump by Tucker Carlson was seen by far more people than the Fox News GOP debate on Wednesday night.
Here’s the interview on Rumble for those who don’t want to watch on Twitter.
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The explosive interview has over 210 million views on Twitter alone as of this article being published. That exceeded even the most aggressive expectations and adds more supporting evidence to the notion that Americans are turning off network television and cable news.
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 24, 2023
To be clear, impressions do not translate into full video views, but even if only 10% of the people who had the video in their feed watched all or part of it, that’s still over 20 million. That also doesn’t count the views on the various other online channels that published it.
By comparison, Carlson’s previous episode on Twitter yielded just under 10 million views.