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Trump Floats New Name on VP Shortlist

Former and potentially future President Donald Trump participated in a Fox News town hall on Tuesday night, during which he was asked about who might be on his shortlist to be his running mate. Not only are some former primary challengers included on that list, but also a former Democrat as well.

Host Laura Ingraham pointed to how “various names came up” of possible running mates when audience members were asked, with names such as Vivek Ramaswamy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida. As Ingraham also mentioned that there is “a big presence here for Tulsi Gabbard,” the crowd applauded. The crowd also applauded when Ingraham shared she meant to mention South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem as well.

Gabbard, now an Independent, was formerly a Democrat who represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District until 2021. She even ran for president herself in 2020 as a Democrat, hoping to be the one to challenge Trump.

Those names are all ones we’ve heard before, though Gabbard’s name is a newer one. Sarah covered last week how Trump and the former Democrat were reportedly in talks.

As Ingraham mentioned, DeSantis also made headlines of his own on Tuesday night, as he headed to South Carolina ahead of the state’s Republican primary on Saturday. Although former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has committed to staying in the race, and hopes for a much-needed boost there. Trump is leading by over 25 points in her own state.

Trump confirmed “they are” on his shortlist, though he did share that “the one thing that always surprises me is that the VP choice has absolutely no impact,” noting “it’s whoever the president is, it just seems.” As he talked about it further with Ingraham, though, he did acknowledge it’s “very important,” especially since he can only serve one more term if he is reelected in November. Speaking of that importance, Trump noted “you would like to get someone who could help you, from the voter’s standpoint.”

Going back to addressing those names just mentioned, Trump offered “honestly all those people are good, they’re all solid.” He also emphasized his desire to have “people with common sense,” especially as “there’s so many things happening in this country that just don’t make sense.” Trump went on to warn against an open border, high-interest rates, having only electric vehicles without a choice, a strong military, education, and wanting to “have things that can really make our country great again.” He especially emphasized concerns with the border.

Various trends have appeared on X in response to the town hall event, including “Tulsi Gabbard.”

Given that Trump, DeSantis, and Donalds are all from Florida, if Trump were to pick either of them, he or his running mate–or any other running mate from Florida–would likely have to change his state of residency in order to abide by Article II of the Constitution.

  • southersgolfer says:

    He made a peticular comment to Tim Scott, who I know endorses Trump. DJ also mentioned that his V.P. candidate needs to be willing and able to run the country in the case of something happening to him. “They need to have common sense”. I still think he will pick a woman, but one never knows.

  • Brad Pitt says:

    President Trump has always been very secretive about his VP choices. I’m sure he appreciates all the free publicity he gets from doing these interviews and the rampant speculation in the media.

    First of all, DeSantis cannot be the pick, as both Trump and DeSantis are Florida residents.

    Article II states: “The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves.”

    I think the best possible pick would be Donald Trump, Jr.

    He will carry-on his father’s policies and not cost him any votes. In addition, he may actually be able to relate to younger voters, which President Trump, Lyin’ Biden, and Kamaltoe cannot reach.

    I don’t think this choice would cost him a single voter, so there is nothing but upside on this.

    Jr. is a NY resident, so Article II is not an issue. No bar against family members exists. Jr. might be looking for new work, anyway, if the sham NY court decision from last week takes a long time to resolve.

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  • Me says:

    Most likely NOT Vivek… I know this PIG… I know PIGs like these ALL MY LIFE…

    I allowed me to DOUBT myself that all of the MORONIC moves this PIG made in the 1st 4 years were 3D, 10D, 20D chess moves WAY above my paygrade for me to understand so I needed to vote for this PIG a second time — to my country’s detriment…

    NOT ANY MORE… “THERE IS NO FOOLING me the THIRD TIME” should be everybody’s life motto.

    I can only pray that the VP will be Tulsi. She’s HOT enough to satisfy the ARM-CANDY requirement this PIG is so adamant about, and can bring the disaffected liberal voting block to MAGA… Sarah Sanders or Kari Lake can bring back the professional GOP women vote..

    The WHORE from South Dakota BRINGS NOTHING to the table… The only thing that WHORE from South Dakota brings is A GOOD TIME (under the table)… I hope there are enough people with common sense around this PIG to tell him to check himself and be satisfied with the HOT-ENOUGH Tulsi Gabbard.

    Please PRAY with me…

  • DDearborn says:


    Tulsi Gabbard would make by far the finest VP since George Bush Senior. Her place on the ticket will be a perfect counter against the radical lunatics in control of the liberal base. Her qualifications and broad experience in the military and Congress which is unmatched by any of the other potential VP’s, would also present a real conundrum for the MSM.

    There is no question that unlike Harris, who is universally recognized as an unmitigated disaster even by her own party, that after standing beside President Trump for 4 years, Tulsi Gabbard would also be the unquestioned front runner to be the first Women elected President in 2028.



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