Trump Mentions Two Republicans As Potential Running Mates

Former President Donald Trump recently mentioned two prominent Republicans when asked about his potential running mates in 2024.

During an interview with Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo asked the former president who he is considering choosing as his vice presidential candidate as the 2024 presidential election nears.

In response, Trump mentioned Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R). The former president said he had “a lot of good ideas” concerning his potential running mate choices.

“Well, I have a lot of good people. We have a lot of really good people,” he said. “I have a lot of good ideas, but I haven’t — and there’s no reason to do that quickly.”

Trump said he would not decide who his running mate is for “a while,” adding that his top priority when choosing a vice presidential candidate is someone who would make a good president.

“I speak to everybody,” the former president said. “I called Tim Scott … and I said, ‘You’re a much better candidate for me than you are for yourself.’ When I watched Tim, he was fine, he was good, but he was very low-key, et cetera, et cetera.”

“I watched him in the last week defending me and sticking up for me and fighting for me,” he added. “I said, man, I said, ‘You’re a much better person for me than you are for yourself’, because, for himself, he was low-key. For me, he’s been a real tiger. He’s been incredible. And others have too.”

Trump continued by saying that there’s a possibility Scott could be his running mate in 2024. The former president previously championed the South Carolina congressman’s endorsement.

Upon mentioning Scott, Trump praised Noem, saying the South Dakota governor “has been incredible fighting for me.”

“She said, I’d never run against him because I can’t beat him. That was a very nice thing to say,” he said.

Trump’s comments come after he handily defeated his GOP presidential primary competitors in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

Despite being trounced in both contests, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has remained in the race, expressing confidence that she will win the upcoming South Carolina GOP presidential primary, scheduled for Feb. 24, 2024.