Former President Donald Trump, the leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, has ignited speculation about his potential running mate even before securing the official party endorsement.
Despite the nomination process being months away, former President Donald Trump’s consistent lead in the polls has prompted discussions about who he may select as his vice presidential candidate.
As reported by Conservative Brief on Sunday, October 8, one name that has garnered favor from the former president is Vivek Ramaswamy, a business entrepreneur and GOP primary rival who has set himself apart by refraining from criticizing Trump.
During an interview on Blaze TV with Glenn Beck, former President Donald Trump expressed his admiration for Vivek Ramaswamy without directly quoting him.
The former president praised Ramaswamy’s qualities, emphasizing his intelligence, energy, and talent, which have served to set him apart from others in his field.
Former President Trump’s positive remarks about Ramaswamy indicate a possible inclination towards considering him as a potential running mate.
This endorsement comes as Ramaswamy has gained prominence in recent weeks, earning significant media attention and rising to third place behind Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis according to RealClearPolitics’ average of polls.
However, Ramaswamy’s increasing notoriety also stems from controversial statements he has made, including proposing to cede parts of Ukraine to Russia and suggesting cutting off support to Israel.
Despite his support for Ramaswamy, Trump has also shown admiration and affinity for other potential running mates.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem received a “full-throated endorsement” from Trump after she publicly praised him.
He described her as a fantastic governor and acknowledged her as one of the people he would consider for the position.
Trump has previously expressed interest in the concept of selecting a woman as his running mate but emphasized the importance of finding the right person for the role.
Other women reportedly under consideration by Trump include former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina, and Governor Sarah Sanders of Arkansas.