Trump’s Vice Presidential Candidates: DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Noem, and Gabbard

On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged a group of potential vice presidential candidates for his 2024 campaign, emphasizing that his running mate would be in a supporting role to his leadership. Among those mentioned was Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), who has been rumored as a top candidate for the position.

” He’s been so great. He’s been such a great advocate,” Trump told Fox News‘s Laura Ingraham during a town hall event Tuesday evening. “He has been much better for me than he was for himself. I watched his campaign, and he doesn’t like talking about himself, but boy, does he talk about Trump.”

Scott, who once ran against Trump for the GOP presidential nomination, withdrew from the race in November. He later announced his endorsement of Trump just before the New Hampshire primary, a move that was seen as a significant snub to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

The Senator from South Carolina attended a Fox News town hall event with Trump in Greenville and is scheduled to join Trump for another appearance in South Carolina on Friday.

Other potential vice presidential candidates include Vivek Ramaswamy, a former Republican presidential candidate, and Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, both of whom made appearances in South Carolina earlier on Tuesday. Representative Byron Donalds of Florida, former Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, and Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota are also among the running mate contenders Trump confirmed on Tuesday.

” The one thing that always surprises me is that the VP choice has absolutely no impact,” Trump said when asked about the timing of his running mate decision. “It’s whoever the president is.”

Yet Trump quickly conceded the role was “a very important position.”

” And honestly, all of those people are good, they’re all good, they’re all solid,” Trump said of the list of Republicans who could join his ticket. “And I always say I want people with common sense because there’s so many things happening in this country that don’t make sense.”