Laura Ingraham has her pulse on politics every weeknight on her highly-rated Fox News show, but when it comes to supporting Donald Trump for another potential Presidential run in 2024, she told a Virginia magazine she’s not “there for him yet.”
Ingraham was a vocal supporter of then-candidate Trump in the early stages of his 2016 presidential run and supported Trump throughout his presidency on her show The Ingraham Angle.
Now, more than two-and-half years out from the 2024 election, Ingraham gave some insight into her view of Trump’s Republican Party to Northern Virginia Magazine in an article titled, “Laura Ingraham Might Not Vote For Trump If He Runs–But She’s Not Going To Stop Talking To His Base,” by Kelly Kendall.
Ingraham recalled her early support of Trump when he wasn’t considered a serious candidate by many, explaining his ability to tap into a mood much of the country was feeling. She told the magazine Trump shouldn’t be counted out too soon, but she’s not fully on board yet.
“I’m not saying I’m there for him yet,” Ingraham told the magazine when asked if she would support a 2024 run.
“But I think whether he runs or not—I mean, his policies worked. Trump’s blueprint for policy—a forward-looking, optimistic set of pro-America policies—that blueprint, without a doubt, is winning.”
Ingraham is the highest-rated solo female host on cable news; The Ingraham Angle, draws about 3 million viewers per weeknight, according to the latest Nielsen numbers, the article cites.
The article also gives a glimpse into how the 58-year-old’s life in the spotlight, and several controversial remarks, have taken a toll on her personal life.
It begins by describing Ingraham’s photoshoot turned impromptu Christmas card with her children while at her friend’s McLean home.
“She gets too many death threats to be able to pose in front of her own front door for Christmas-card photos anymore, or even share her Northern Virginia address,” the article reads.
“She has to borrow a friend’s house for moments like these—even something personal, like a Christmas-card photo, which is, yes, a little strange.”
So how does she manage? She told the magazine her show, speaking engagements and books are how she makes a living; she doesn’t read the comments and she “doesn’t care.”
With a top-rated show among her own colleagues at Fox News, her stance on issues and who she chooses to support in the Midterms and 2024 Election, Trump or not, will be closely watched by her millions of viewers.
“I’m in a job where controversy is just part of the daily routine,” she told the magazine.
“You’re always going to offend somebody. And you’re always going to be a lightning rod on some issue. There’s never going to be 100 percent agreement on anything, and with social media being what it is, I mean, it’s just par for the course.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham questioned on-air whether Donald Trump should give a speech on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol riot. In this photo, Ingraham speaks during CPAC 2019 February 28, 2019, in National Harbor, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images