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Trump Says He’s Ruled Out Some Potential VP Candidates

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The list is getting even shorter…

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump said that he’s eliminated some potential picks for vice president from his list.

During an interview with Trump on his show Greg Kelly Reports, Newsmax host Greg Kelly questioned, “Vice president. Are you any closer? Have you ruled anybody out?”

Trump replied:

Yeah, I probably have a couple of people that you may know very well. Some people that I didn’t think behaved properly. Yeah, I think I’ve ruled some people out, but I’ve ruled a lot of people in. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party, and they’ll do a terrific job, I think, but certainly I have people that I wouldn’t want as a vice president.

While Trump did not elaborate on who exactly had been ruled out.

Last month, Trump confirmed a short list of names he is considering asking to become his running mate in the coming months.

The list included three former GOP candidates, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.). He also confirmed that Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who served in Congress as a Democrat but has since shifted to more conservative views.

After Kelly asked Trump whether a “formal process” was currently underway, Trump said, “No, it’s a formal process that’s in my brain. It’s like I look at the same people that everybody else is looking at.”

He continued:

We’ve had some really great people. I think we have really great people that want it. People have expressed, I mean not their interest, they’ve expressed like, “I would love to be vice president.” Who wouldn’t? If you’re a politician, who wouldn’t want it? But you know, I get a kick out of watching the fake news media say, “Nobody wants to work with him. Nobody wants to be vice president. Nobody wants to be secretary of state.” Everybody wants to be in these positions.

“There’s not a person in politics that doesn’t want it, and that includes Democrats. If I wanted, I’d have a Democrat, I’d have a liberal, I’d have anybody I want.”

Trump concluded, “Really, if you want to stay within a certain boundary, the press covers the people that are being thought about. It’s unusual that you’d pick somebody totally out of that, and there are 15 people they talk about, and that list grows every day. But we’re gonna pick somebody that’s really good, really conservative, loves law and order, low taxes, low interest rates, borders.”



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