(Patriot.Buzz) – In a candid discussion during an event in New Hampshire, former President Donald Trump hinted that he had already set his eyes on his preferred vice-presidential candidate for when he wins the Republican nomination for the upcoming presidential race.
Speaking with Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier, Trump talked about his selection process and the surprisingly minimal impact the running mate’s choice typically has on election outcomes.
Trump mused on the timing and significance of announcing a vice-presidential pick, remarking, “I may or may not really [decide] something over the next couple of months. There’s no rush to that. It won’t have any impact at all.”
He further teased the identity of his potential choice, suggesting, “The person that I think I like is a very good person, a pretty standard. I think people won’t be that surprised, but I would say there’s probably a 25 percent chance that would be that person.”
When prodded about Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who recently exited the GOP primary and endorsed Trump, the former President praised Scott as a “great guy” while also nodding to other notable figures from the senator’s home state.
Trump elaborated on the political dynamics within South Carolina, particularly highlighting the support he has received from Governor Henry McMaster.
In a broader context, Trump has indicated he is open to considering various contenders for the vice-presidential slot, including individuals he has previously competed against.
Despite their historically complex relationship, this extended to Chris Christie, with Trump noting a growing appreciation for the former New Jersey Governor.
Trump’s strategy for selecting a running mate remains deliberately ambiguous, though he acknowledges the advice of his allies who propose running with a female candidate to boost his ticket.
Among the names floated are Representative Elise Stefanik of New York and Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota, both of whom are seen as potential assets to Trump’s campaign aspirations.