According to an interview with the former president that will air on Sunday, Trump has expressed openness to the idea of selecting a female running mate in the 2024 presidential election.
When asked by NBC’s “Meet The Press” reporter Kristen Welker if he was leaning towards appointing a woman, Trump responded, “I like the concept, but we’re going to pick the best person.” To which she replied, “But I do like the concept, yes.”
Donald Trump told Wes Welker, “You always do a little bit, but I really don’t think it’s time.” Trump claimed he hadn’t given the matter any thought yet. That’s why I’m going to try so hard to win.
Welker mentioned South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who just embraced Trump and appeared at a fundraiser with him in her home state, as a potential candidate.
Trump praised her as “fantastic” and suggested he could consider hiring her.
Trump has many prospective options to choose from, and Nikki Haley is one of them. Haley was Trump’s nominee for UN ambassador and had previously served as governor of South Carolina.
It’s also possible to choose among the male contenders for president.
Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy is such a strong backer of the ex-president that he has promised to pardon him if he is elected. Trump has suggested he would be fine with Ramaswamy being his running mate, but Ramaswamy has denied any desire to be Trump’s vice president.
Furthermore, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s lack of Trump criticism hints that he may be waiting for an invitation to join the Trump 2024 ticket.
Due to Trump and Pence’s intensified attacks on each other on the campaign trail, Trump is now officially out of the running for vice president in 2024.