My better half: Trump adds to speculation on VP pick

by John Hanna

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At the time of this writing, there are 469 days until Americans enter the voting booth to decide who will lead their country for the subsequent four years.

As the leading GOP candidate, President Donald Trump has already started the selection process for the person to run as his vice president. According to polls, Trump leads the pack with exactly 50 percent of poll surveyors favoring Trump over other candidates in the GOP poll.

Trump recently appeared on Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, praising the GOP candidates currently running. During the interview, Bartiromo discussed vice president picks with Trump.

Bartiromo asked him if he was considering picking Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., as a running mate. This is an interesting question since Scott is running his own campaign for the 2024 GOP primary.

Trump neither confirmed nor denied the idea of choosing Scott as a running mate. However, it is worth noting Trump  complimented Scott as a candidate, saying he “could see Tim doing something with the administration.” 

In addition, Trump praised several other 2024 GOP hopefuls, calling them “good potential Cabinet members,” creating a list of possible picks if he wins 2024.

Interestingly, Scott does not appear to be enthusiastic about being a choice for vice president. When asked for further comment, Scott’s campaign referenced an earlier comment made by the senator. Scott commented he “did not enter this race to come in second place. Second place is the first loser.” 

Like most candidates, Scott is determined to win the GOP primary. Therefore, it is not surprising the senator wants to strengthen his own campaign for the White House by maintaining a sense of individuality.

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