Trump hints a surprising name for his next vice presidential pick

by Alex Caldwell

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In a surprising move, President Donald Trump revealed that he is open to picking one of his primary contenders to be his running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

During a radio interview with conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Tuesday, Trump suggested that he was receptive to selecting his primary opponent, Vivek Ramaswamy, for his vice presidential slot.

“I think he’s great,” said Trump. “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 praised the fellow businessman as a “very smart guy” with “a lot of talent.”

“He’s a young guy. He’s got a lot of talent. He’s a very, very—a very intelligent person,” Trump told Beck. “He’s got good energy, and he could be in some form of something.”

Ramaswamy has experienced a rapid rise in support throughout recent months. Initially polling at one percent as a lesser known candidate, he has now positioned himself to be solid contender. Per RSBN, the entrepreneur has now ascended to second place in some polls over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Although Trump voiced his appreciation of Ramaswamy, he also expressed light concern for his opponent’s ability to stir up contention, and that he was “getting a little bit controversial.”

“He’s starting to get out there a little bit. He’s getting a little bit controversial,” Trump commented. “I got to tell him to be a little bit careful. Some things you have to hold in just a little bit, right?”

Ramaswamy, however, has maintained that he would reject the offer to be vice president, telling Fox News that he would “drive change through the private sector sooner than becoming number two or three in the federal government.”

Nevertheless, Ramaswamy did promise, if elected, to pardon the 45th president amid his slew of indictments.

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