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WHO WILL IT BE? Trump Reveals His VP Shortlist: Here’s Who Is On It

At a Fox News town hall event in South Carolina, former President Donald Trump revealed a diverse list of potential running mates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. The list, unveiled during the event hosted by Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” program, includes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who has since declared herself an independent.

Trump’s acknowledgment of these figures as being on his shortlist came during a conversation where Ingraham queried if they were considered potential vice presidential candidates. Trump responded affirmatively, praising the group’s credentials. “They are,” Trump said. “Honestly, all of those people are good. They’re all good, they’re all solid.”

The announcement comes amidst a backdrop of political dynamics where alliances and rivalries within the GOP have been closely watched. For instance, the relationship between Trump and DeSantis has been a subject of speculation, given their previous exchanges and DeSantis’s recent suspension of his campaign, followed by an endorsement of Trump. Despite not appearing alongside Trump in recent campaign activities, DeSantis’s political maneuvers continue to draw attention.

Ramaswamy, another figure mentioned, has openly supported Trump’s “America First” agenda and has appeared with Trump since endorsing him after dropping out of the presidential race. Similarly, Senator Tim Scott, who has also endorsed Trump following his own campaign suspension, has been actively campaigning with the former president, highlighting his support within the GOP.

Trump specifically highlighted Scott’s advocacy, sharing an anecdote about their interaction, “He’s been such a great advocate. I have to say this in a very positive way, Tim Scott, he has been much better for me than he was for himself.”

The inclusion of Noem and Donalds, both known for their staunch support of Trump, along with Gabbard, a former Democrat who has gained favor among conservatives, underscores Trump’s strategy of embracing a broad spectrum of support. Gabbard’s shift from her Democratic roots to becoming an independent critic of her former party also aligns with the kind of cross-party appeal Trump has occasionally sought.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

8 Responses

  1. Scott, and perhaps DeSantis, might suggest a shift in Trump away from isolationism. The reason that matters is that a US that is isolationist is for all purposes giving Russia and China and Iran (the three are allies) a free hand, which would be bad for the world in general, but especially for Israel.

  2. i don’t know but neither does donald stupid trump. he did not know that Finland was a Country or that the UK was a nuclear power. he is a human disaster

  3. If it will be Ramaswamy that will be history! Both a President and a VP who haven’t got a clue. Trump even in his first term obviously never grasped fully what it means to be President, and displayed his ignorance and foolishness on the world stage for all to see. He now obviously is in mental decline. Ramaswamy is just a dope with a smile who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. What a team that would be.

  4. Coffee Addict and 147 are wrong; there is no bar to a presidential and vice presidential candidate being from the same state. The problem is a practical one. If they are both from the same state, then (if they carry that state) the electors from that state can only vote for one of them.

    Florida has 30 electors. If a Trump/Desantis ticket wins 315 or more votes then all is well; the electors can vote for whichever of them they like and not the other one. If their majority is between 300 and 315, all is still well. 15 of Florida’s electors vote for Trump and 15 for Desantis, and they both still win.

    If they get between 285 and 300, then it depends on who wins in the House and Senate. Let’s say the Republicans don’t take the senate, but they win a majority of state delegations in the House. In that case all the Florida electors vote for Desantis and not Trump; Desantis wins outright, and the presidential election goes to the House, which elects Trump. Likewise if the Dems win a majority of state House delegations but the Reps take the senate then the Florida electors vote for Trump and not Desantis, throwing the VP election into the senate, where Desantis wins.

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