Trump Says His Vice Presidential Choice Won’t Be Surprising

Former President Donald Trump recently suggested that his supporters won’t be surprised by who he chooses as his running mate in 2024.

When asked who he’d pick as his vice president, the former president said, “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. 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% chance that would be that person,” he added.

Trump continued by claiming that a running mate doesn’t have a grave impact on presidential elections, saying, “It’s never really had that much of an effect on an election, which is an amazing thing, both election and primary. It’s never really had much of an effect.”

The former president has not revealed who he intends to choose as his vice president on the campaign trail, but several of his allies have argued he should pick a female running mate.

Potential female vice presidential candidates include Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Arizona Republican Senate Candidate Kari Lake, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R).

Trump recently indicated he would be willing to choose former GOP presidential contenders, such as entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whose unsuccessful presidential campaign was centered on denouncing Trump.

The former president has called Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) “a great guy” while revealing the overwhelming support he’s received from prominent politicians in South Carolina, demonstrating his strength over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R).

“You know, [Scott] endorsed me,” the former president said. “There’s an example: [Nikki Haley] comes from South Carolina; Tim Scott is from South Carolina. But if you look [at] the governor, great governor, another senator [Lindsey Graham]. We happen to like Lindsey. But, [Gov. Henry McMaster] knows it very well. He endorsed me.”

“It’s very hard for a governor to endorse somebody when you haven’t … I mean, Henry McMaster was the lieutenant governor under [Haley], and he endorsed me … What does that tell you?” the former president added.