X platform reports 90 million views for Carlson interview with Trump in three hours

By Jen Krausz on
 August 25, 2023

Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, reported Thursday that the Tucker Carlson--Donald Trump interview released to coincide with the debate got 90 million views in three hours and had 33 million views after the first 20 minutes, technically far more than the actual GOP debate on Fox News.

Trump skipped the Republican debate, and senior campaign adviser Susie Wiles said the interview provided “a clear contrast between President Trump engaging in a thoughtful policy discussion about what his second term will look like versus 90-second canned sound bites and platitudes from the debate stage.”

“President Trump won this evening’s Republican debate in dominating fashion. More people watched President Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson than the rest of the field on the debate stage combined,” Wiles said.

“What is clear after the dust settles: none of the other candidates looked ready to take on Crooked Joe Biden. Only one leader can Make America Great Again, and that’s President Donald J. Trump,” Wiles added.

Trump called Biden a "Manchurian candidate" installed by China to do its bidding.

He also said Biden is "both incompetent and corrupt" and that all of the indictments against him by the Biden DOJ and others were "bulls***t."