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In a recent interview, former President Trump expressed his openness to considering some of his rivals from the 2024 GOP primary as potential running mates or Cabinet members if he were to regain the White House.
According to The Hill, during an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Trump specifically praised entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), though he did not explicitly mention whom he would consider as a running mate.
Trump commended Vivek for his accomplishments, stating, “I think Vivek has done a very good job. I think some others have done a good job as well.”
When host Maria Bartiromo asked if his running mate could be chosen from the 2024 candidate pool, Trump responded, “possibly.”
He further acknowledged the talent within the current field, saying, “You have some good people on the stage actually. I think you have some very talented people. I’ve been impressed by some of them. Some of them I’m very friendly with, actually.”
Trump also expressed his admiration for Tim Scott, highlighting their collaboration on opportunity zones. While Trump mentioned that Scott is currently campaigning, he could envision Scott serving in his administration due to his capabilities. Trump recognized that others, including Tim Scott, would likely state their sole interest in running for president.
Regarding the national GOP primary polls, Trump has consistently held a substantial lead, with the Iowa caucuses approaching in approximately six months.
A recent Morning Consult poll indicated that Trump polled at 56 percent, a significant 39 points ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who stood at 17 percent. Vivek Ramaswamy received 8 percent support, followed by former Vice President Mike Pence at 7 percent.
During a panel discussion at an Iowa evangelical event, conservative commentator Glenn Beck predicted that Trump would select Vivek Ramaswamy as his running mate.