There has been much speculation about who former President Trump will choose as his running companion for the 2024 presidential election, and now we have a glimpse into the Republican frontrunner’s thoughts.
Ex-President Donald Trump expressed adoration for Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy when asked about the possibility of selecting him as the vice presidential nominee.
During a conversation with Glenn Beck, President Trump expressed his respect for Ramaswamy.
“I think he’s great,” Trump explained to Beck.
“Look, anybody that’s said I’m the best president in a generation … and he said it a couple of times … I have to like a guy like that.”
Trump also commented on Ramaswamy’s presidential campaign, suggesting that he has the potential to offer a novel perspective within the context of Washington politics.
Trump characterized Ramaswamy as “smart,” “young,” and “got a lot of talent.”
President Trump emphasized Ramaswamy’s intellect in response to a question regarding his prospective candidacy for the position of vice president.
“He’s a very, very, very intelligent person. He’s got good energy, and he could be some form of something. I tell you, I think he’d be very good. I think he’s very good. I think he’s really distinguished himself,” Trump said.
Trump’s remarks were made immediately following the first Republican Party debate, in which he declined to participate and instead pledged to closely monitor potential vice presidential candidates.
Considering Ramaswamy’s rapid ascent from obscure underdog to formidable rival, Trump’s interest in Ramaswamy incorporates an element of conjecture into the ever-changing political environment.
However, President Trump expressed skepticism regarding the entrepreneur’s tendency to seek out contentious situations.
“He’s starting to get out there a little bit. He’s getting a little bit controversial. I got to tell him to be a little bit careful. Some things you have to hold in just a little bit, right?” Mr. Trump said. “But he’s got a lot of good energy,” Trump explained.
However, Ramaswamy had already informed NewsNation of his refusal to serve as vice president under the previous president.
“I don’t do well in a No. 2, so I’d be about as likely to accept it as he would be to accept my offer to be my vice president,” Ramaswamy told reporters in August. “It’s a ‘no.’”
In contrast, former Vice President Mike Pence and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized Ramaswamy.
On Tuesday, Pence expressed his belief that there exists a significant degree of agreement between his previous political partner and Vivek. “I think there’s a great deal of alignment between my former running mate and Vivek, and so for my part, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised that he’s been complimentary of him in that way,” Pence stated.
Chris Christie characterized Ramaswamy as exemplifying the negative characteristics typically associated with politicians, stating that he is the “worst of what politicians are characterized to be.”
Christie’s statement on CBS’s “Face the Nation” was “And then when you call them, like I did, on the negative things he said about Donald Trump on Jan. 6, in his book, he didn’t say it.”
“If you believe Donald Trump was the greatest president of the 21st century, which is what Vivek said on the stage, then what the hell are you doing running against him?” Christie whined.
“The fact is that Vivek says one thing and does another,” Christie accused.
A major issue that candidates will have to explain how they will deal with is the current war in Europe.
The U.K.’s Independent reported on the positions of Republican candidates for president regarding the Ukraine war, including Ramaswamy’s:
“Here’s how I would do it, their deal with Putin is this: We freeze the current lines of control, the same way the Korean War ended. It’s a Korean War-style armistice, a further commitment that NATO will not admit Ukraine to NATO. But in return, Ukraine does come out with its sovereignty intact, not without parts of the Donbas region, but the rest of Ukraine comes out with its sovereignty intact. But most importantly, I will require Vladimir Putin to exit his military partnership with China. The China-Russia military partnership, that alliance, is the single greatest military threat that the United States faces today.”
Trump’s legal front:
In recent weeks, President Trump has expressed opposition to the possibility of entering into a plea agreement in relation to any of the four ongoing legal proceedings against him.
In a short press conference held prior to his departure from the Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club on route to Iowa, President Trump provided a response to a reporter’s inquiry regarding his willingness to accept a deal.
A reporter asked him, “Is there any chance you take a plea deal in Georgia?”
President Trump answered:
We did nothing wrong. We don’t ever take a plea deal. We don’t take plea deals. It’s a wise guy question. You’re just a wise guy. We don’t take plea deals because I did nothing wrong. It’s called election interference. You know what that is?
Because these indictments are going out by Biden. Who can’t even put two sentences together. This is Joe Biden. Because he can’t win the election by himself. He can’t win the election based on votes. So what they did is they got the attorney general to do it. And then you see how stupid they acted yesterday with the appointment of the special counsel. They call it special counsel. And what a crazy thing that was. And it’s being laughed at all over the world.
The fact is that we have a country that’s in serious trouble. We have a country that’s in major decline. I don’t mean decline, I mean major decline. And we’re going to straighten it out. This group and a lot of people just like this group. We’re going to straighten it out and we’re going to make America great again.