Trump claims would-be running mates ‘begging’ for spot on 2024 ticket

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While former President Donald Trump has yet to formally announce a 2024 White House bid, he is already fueling speculation about potential running mates — all of whom, he claims, are “begging”. Huh???? To be on the ticket, according to a new report.

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Politico, citing interviews along with a dozen Trump advisers and aides, reported that the 45th president would choose the side of his campaign largely based on two factors: unconditional loyalty, and support for Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats. had gone.

“Them ???? What happened in 2020 has to be condemned, one???? Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign employee, told the outlet. “If they don’t, they are ineligible.”

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The report suggests that unlike in 2016, when Trump tapped then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, the former president will not be bound by ideas of ideological or geographic balance in 2024.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is among Trump’s favorites as VP pick.
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â???? With Trump, that’s not the issue. It’s basically a party. It’s so united behind him, a ???? Trump pollster John McLaughlin told the outlet. A ???? So his choice, if he runs, will come down to what he wants. This time it will be a much more personal decision. One ????

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Trump appears to have acknowledged his role as a potential political kingmaker, reportedly bragging to an adviser: “They’re all begging me. Here they all come [to Mar-a-Lago],

In June, Trump told Granthshala Business Network that he would “definitely consider” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been mooted as a potential 2024 GOP front-runner, as a running mate. But a source quoted by Politico threw cold water at the prospect.

The aforementioned Senator Tim Scott recently met with Trump as Mar-a-Lago.
Sen. Tim Scott recently met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
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“Trump thinks he made DeSantis,” the source told the outlet. “Trump sees him as a competitor. And he’s not going to get along better with anyone [poll] Number.”

Other names that sources have suggested based on recent conversations with Trump include Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, both of whom recently spoke with Trump at Mar-a-Lago .

“Scott was appropriately respectable without being gross, like some people are,” a Republican who was in the room with the men told Politico. “What he said was thoughtful, and was appreciated by the president. There was definitely chemistry there.”

Kim Reynolds joins a growing list of women Trump could potentially choose as a running mate.
Kim Reynolds joins a growing list of women Trump could potentially choose as a running mate.
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If Trump chooses to have a female running mate, the outlet reports Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Ten.) – both were described by a consultant as a tough as nails and conservative as hell. One ????

Nikki Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations, was once considered a potential VP candidate, but is increasingly seen as impossible due to her scathing criticism of Trump over the January 6 Capitol riots.

Some sources have even suggested that Trump may choose someone in a VP role to serve as an adviser, such as his eventual White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows. Others suggest that former acting national security adviser Rick Grenell would fit the bill if Trump goes that route.

Senator Marsha Blackburn, seen above at a Senate subcommittee in October 2021, has been described as "conservative as hell and tough as nails".
Marsha Blackburn has been described as “tough as nails and conservative as hell”.
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One???? Both???? Don’t sleep on Rick. Trump loves him, and unlike Pompeo or anyone else, he has no interest in running for president. This is a big issue for Trump, ??? said a consultant.

While Pence has publicly announced that he and Trump are on good terms after the former president unnecessarily labeled Pence earlier this year for not attempting to reverse the 2020 election results, there is much talk of it. Less likely the two will reunite for a third White House run.

Mike Pence, pictured earlier this month, publicly claimed that he and Trump are still on good terms.
Mike Pence claimed that he and Trump are still on good terms.
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Trump is expected to formally announce his decision no later than the 2022 midterm, in which Republicans favor regaining control of the House, Senate and White House after two years of Democratic control.

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