An additional contender who was considered as a potential running companion for Donald Trump in the 2024 election has been ruled out. It is worth noting that this particular candidate had faced Trump in a prior nomination contest.
Numerous names, the majority of which are female, have been proposed as possible contenders for the position. However, an intriguing new frontrunner has emerged: Dr. Ben Carson, who later became the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration. Carson surprised many by running against him in the 2016 presidential election.
The Calvin Coolidge Project reports, “A source who is familiar with President Trump’s thinking tells me that @RealBenCarson is the leading frontrunner to be his Vice President choice in 2024 at this time.”
Trump holds Dr. Carson’s allegiance to former President Trump in the highest regard, in contrast to the loyalty of others in his administration.
Carson formally declared his support for the former president in October, thereby reinforcing his allegiance.
“Our nation is in desperate need of strong leadership. A President who fights for the American people, our freedoms, our safety, and our future. Donald J. Trump is that leader, and I am proud to give him my full endorsement for President of the United States today. Join me in this fight to Make America Great Again!” he said.
At present, polls indicate that Trump holds a substantial lead in the Republican presidential campaign of 2024. Nevertheless, he continues to face a substantial obstacle in his pursuit of formally securing the nomination of the party.
Nevertheless, this has not hindered the 45th president from considering potential running mate options, and he recently proposed an unconventional selection: former Fox News celebrity Tucker Carlson.
Ahead of the February 25 episode of “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,” the presenters posed the question of whether Trump had considered Tucker Carlson as a possible candidate.
Trump exclaimed in awe as he detailed the enormous audience that his August X platform interview with Tucker Carlson, during which he appeared in lieu of the first GOP primary debate, garnered.
“I like Tucker a lot, I guess I would,” he said, according to The Daily Beast.
“I think I’d say I would because he’s got great common sense. You know, when they say that you guys are conservative, or I’m conservative, it’s not that we’re conservative, we have common sense,” he added.
— The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show (@clayandbuck) November 8, 2023
Furthermore, a number of additional potential running partners’ identities have surfaced.
In August, rumors circulated that Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) was contemplating a presidential bid for the 2026 United States Senate or a running mate for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election.
Additionally, the news source stated that she has not yet determined whether she will run against Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) or assume a position in the Cabinet of a potential Trump administration.
The person conveyed their profound honor at the prospect of being selected as the vice presidential candidate of Donald Trump. Moreover, they declared their intention to thoughtfully and earnestly deliberate on the potentiality of assuming the role of his running mate.
“I haven’t made up my mind whether I will do that or not,” Greene said, according to the paper. “I have a lot of things to think about. Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins? Is it possible that I’ll be VP?”
Furthermore, Greene criticized Georgia Governor Brian Kemp for his management of the fourth indictment of Trump, which stemmed from accusations lodged by District Attorney Fani Willis of Fulton County. Additionally, Kemp’s reply has generated conjecture regarding his prospective candidacy for the Senate in 2026.
Moreover, during the preceding month, Florida Representative Byron Donalds (R) tacitly declared his readiness to assume the role of Trump’s vice presidential candidate.
Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo inquired whether the Republican legislator would be amenable to assuming the role of Trump’s second-in-command during a Sunday morning interview.
Bartiromo asked: “Congressman, I want to switch gears real quick. Ask you about 2024, because I know some people would have liked to see you get the gavel and become speaker, but others say, well, maybe you have a different road ahead. Would you accept the vice president position if Donald Trump asked you to be his partner?”
“We’re going to get back to work and do our jobs with respect to being potentially on the ticket. That’s really up to the president. I have no control over that. The only thing I’ll say is I just want to do whatever I can to get our country on track. That’s what I’ve always been committed to. So no matter what the role is, it’s about getting our country back on track,” Donalds said.