Trump Reveals Shortlist Of Potential Running Mates

Former President Donald Trump recently revealed a list of individuals he is potentially considering choosing to become his running mate in the 2024 presidential election.

During a town hall with Fox News, the former president unveiled a shortlist of potential running mates, which included Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), all of whom challenged Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.

Other potential running mates on Trump’s shortlist are South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

During the town hall with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, the former president described all the individuals on his list as “good” and “solid.” He downplayed the significance of choosing a vice president, citing historical examples and the challenges faced by then-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in 2008.

While speaking about the significance of such a position, the former president explained the qualities he seeks in a running mate, such as choosing someone who could connect with voters while possessing “common sense.”

Many conservatives were shocked to learn that DeSantis was on Trump’s shortlist since the pair’s relationship went downhill when the Florida governor entered the GOP presidential primary race.

In past years, Gabbard has emerged in conservative media following her decision to leave the Democratic Party in 2020.

Scott and Ramaswamy both withdrew from the Republican presidential race and endorsed Trump.

Notably, when Scott entered the Greenville Convention Center, where the town hall took place, he received a warm welcome from the crowd of mostly Trump supporters.

“A lot of people are talking about that gentleman right over there,” the former president said while pointing to Scott. “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. I watched his campaign, and he doesn’t like talking about himself.”

Trump is set to become the GOP presidential nominee. The former president trounced his opposition in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.

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