Trump Indicates Possible VP Pick

Former President Donald Trump said during a recent Fox News interview that he was considering several candidates as his vice president should he win the Republican nomination. Trump’s statements came after months of speculation and included several former rivals.

The former president said that several names could be on the ticket with him in November during the segment. Trump mentioned Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as a specific candidate. Scott had run a campaign for president last year before ultimately endorsing Trump. Scott’s endorsement even came over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who appointed him to the position.

“He’s been so great. He’s been such a great advocate,” Trump said of Scott. “He has been much better for me than he was for himself. I watched his campaign, and he doesn’t like talking about himself, but boy, does he talk about Trump.”

The former president also said that he was considering businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) for the position. Perhaps most surprisingly, Trump affirmed that former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is also under consideration.

“The one thing that always surprises me is that the VP choice has absolutely no impact,” Trump said. “It’s whoever the president is.”

“And honestly, all of those people are good, they’re all good, they’re all solid,” Trump added. “And I always say I want people with common sense because there’s so many things happening in this country that don’t make sense.

Ramaswamy has emerged as one of the most ardent supporters of the former president. After leaving the race following his fourth-place Iowa finish, Ramaswamy has been on the campaign trail for Trump.

He has also gone on a media circuit talking up Trump’s candidacy.

Previous speculation included whether or not Trump reached out to independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who previously ran as a Democratic candidate against President Joe Biden for the nomination.

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