Fox News host Tucker Carlson says he believes Joe Biden “will not be the Democratic nominee on Election Day,” predicting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will be the candidate to take on President Trump in November.
While appearing on the Charlie LeDuff podcast, Carlson claimed that Biden insiders told him they don’t believe the former vice president has the mental fortitude to last until the 2020 election in November, speculating that the Democratic Party may revoke his potential nomination.
“I sincerely and totally believe that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on Election Day,” Carlson began.
“How does that math work?” another podcast host pressed.
“It’s not about math. It’s about will,” Carlson said. “The Democratic Party is intent on taking power, period, period, and they mean it, and they’re willing to do kind of whatever they think works,” he continued.
“Two competing imperatives: We’ve got to win, but we’ve got a guy who can’t win. Therefore, they’re going to replace him,” Carlson continued. “He’s not going to make it, and the people around him know that. Trust me, I know them. And I know they know it, because they’ve said it to me.”
“He shouldn’t be working still,” Carlson added of Biden. “I’m not being mean. I know him. I’ve always liked him. But that’s true. And so those are two trains traveling toward each other at high speed, two competing imperatives. We’ve got to win, but we’ve got a guy who can’t win. Therefore, they’re gonna replace him.”
“This is not the guy I’ve known, and you can ask anybody who knows him or has watched him,” he continued. “This is not him. He’s a completely different person, and he’s in decline, and I feel bad about it. That’ll be me someday. … I hope somebody loves me enough to not let me run for president.”
Carlson went on to predict that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is “most likely” to replace Biden for the Democratic nomination.
“If I had to bet, I would think Andrew Cuomo would be the most likely to replace Biden,” he said.
Cuomo has received mostly high marks for his handling of the coronavirus epidemic in New York while drawing daily national attention for his detailed briefings outlining the daunting task his state is facing as the epicenter of the crisis.
The conversation proceeded to discuss the chaotic 1968 Democratic convention, which was marred by violent protests and Hubert Humphrey being named the party nominee despite not winning a single primary.