Trump Weighs Tim Scott, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy as VP Choices

( – Former President Donald Trump and ex-Ambassador Nikki Haley are the only two viable Republicans left in the primary. However, the 45th POTUS is incredibly far ahead and will likely win. Recently, he discussed his possible running mates.

On February 20, Laura Ingraham hosted a Fox News town hall with Trump. During the event, the television host asked the former POTUS about six possible candidates for vice president: Republican Senator Tim Scott (SC), former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and Florida Rep. Byron Donalds.

Ingraham asked the former president if all six names mentioned were on his shortlist. Trump said, “They are,” telling the Fox News host that all of the people mentioned “are good […] all solid.” Scott was at the event, too, and Trump picked him out, saying that many people had been talking about the senator.

The former president said Scott has been “a great advocate.” He explained that he thinks the senator is a better ally for him “than he was for himself.” Trump said he doesn’t think the lawmaker likes to talk about himself, but he loves talking about the former POTUS.

Noem has spoken about the possibility of being Trump’s running mate in the past, declaring she would accept “in a heartbeat.”

Gabbard, who was once a Democratic congresswoman, recently told Fox News that she would be “open to [a] conversation” with the former president about the possibility of running with him. She explained that her “mission in life is to serve [her] country and serve the American people,” so she wants to “find the best way to be able to do that.”

DeSantis hasn’t responded to the remarks by Trump, but he has endorsed the former POTUS. NBC News recently reported he expressed concerns about the ex-commander-in-chief, saying he shouldn’t use “identity politics” to choose a running mate because the party is “diverse.”

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