Trump Teases Two Names As Vice Presidential Possibilities
Former President Donald Trump continues to play his vice presidential cards close to the vest, but on Sunday he teased two names who obviously are on his short list.
Appearing on Fox Business Network’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” the 2024 Republican frontrunner mentioned Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Trump explained, “Well, I have a lot of good people. We have a lot of really good people. I have a lot of good ideas but I haven’t — and there’s no reason to do that quickly. He said that decision will not be reached for “a while.”
First on his criteria is someone who would make a good president due to the possibility of unforeseen events.
Trump declared he addressed everyone. He recalled contacting Scott and telling him that “you’re a much better candidate for me than you are for yourself.”
The 45th president commented that the senator was “very low-key.”
Trump brings up Tim Scott and Kristi Noem when asked about his pick for Vice President
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However, Trump quickly referred to Scott as a “real tiger” and complimented the senator for quickly endorsing him.
Trump further lauded Noem and said she has been “incredible” fighting for him. “She said, ‘I’d never run against him because I can’t beat him.’ That was a very nice thing to say.”
When asked, the former president admitted to making some personnel mistakes during his first term in office. “Of course, but everybody does. Obama had. What about Biden? Look at the people running this Biden thing.”
Trump said the difference between him and the two Democrats he mentioned is that he actually fires people.
With a November victory, he would have the advantage of four years of Washington experience under his belt. After all, Trump was the consummate outsider when he pulled off his stunning 2016 election victory.
As he explained, “I also know people that I didn’t know before. I know now the smart ones. I know the dumb ones. I know the weak ones and the strong ones.”
Trump further revealed that he plans to bring back some who previously held cabinet positions under him if he defeats Biden this year.