In November, former President Donald Trump announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for president, but he has yet to name a running partner.
Although only Nikki Haley has declared her candidacy for the GOP nomination, Joe Biden is the sole declared contender for the Democratic nomination.
Since November, rumors have circulated as to who Trump will choose as his running mate, with Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis among the potential candidates.
When Trump begins to show his choices, the field is finally being whittled down.
Trump talked lately about his prospective running mate, as speculation swirls about who he may select for his 2024 ticket if he gets the Republican nomination.
Conservative Brief claims that Trump stated he was seeking a “respected” and “common sense” running partner a few weeks ago.
“You’ve got to be smart, you’ve got to be respected, you’ve got to have a conservative voice and common sense. We’re not talking about conservative, we’re talking about common sense,” Trump said.
A recent story from the Washington Post quotes an unidentified Trump official as saying that the 45th president will likely select a running mate “from three general lanes of candidates: women, conservatives of color, or a trusted adviser.”
Tony Fabrizio, Trump’s top pollster in 2016 and 2020, stated, “Once you get past those two issues — loyalty and Trump going more with his gut — Trump has a lot of leeway in who he would pick,”
“He’s not necessarily looking to balance the ticket geographically, but what he can do is pick to balance gender, race, ethnicity — a lot of different lanes there. It could be everything from a Tim Scott in South Carolina to an Asian American in California, or somebody Hispanic in Texas. There are so many choices and paths. And there’s lots of time to go,” he added.
Now, Trump narrowed the field further by eliminating one candidate.
During an interview with Newsmax, Trump stated that it is “very unlikely” that he will select Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate in 2024, adding that he is “not looking to attack Republicans.”
“No, I think that would be a very unlikely alliance,” the former president said. “I’ve never thought of it. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party.”
While Trump did not precisely identify anyone he was considering in the interview, he did provide insight into the sort of candidate he might be interested in. CONTINUE READING…