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‘He’s Been So Great’: Trump Singles Out Tim Scott As Possible VP Pick During Town Hall

Former President Donald Trump praised the crowd at a town hall Tuesday and said he was considering the man as his running mate in the 2024 election.

At an event moderated by Fox News host Laura Ingraham, President Trump praised Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who could be chosen as vice president. admitted that. After suspending his presidential campaign in November, Scott endorsed Trump before the New Hampshire primary in January.

“We need someone who will be a good president. A lot of people are talking about that gentleman,” Trump told Ingraham, pointing at Scott, to applause from the audience. “He was so great, such a great advocate. Tim Scott, he was so much better to me than he was to himself. I watched his campaign, and he spoke for himself. I said, “Tim, you’re better for me than you are for yourself.” He’s great and he’s a great person.” (Related: Trump outperforms Biden in major national poll for first time ever)

Scott laid out the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s April 2021 speech to Congress, which faced online racist attacks that were allowed to trend on one major social media site.

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“The audience was asked who they thought would be a good choice, and a variety of names came up,” Ingraham said. “One of them, of course, was Vivek Ramaswamy, who created a lot of buzz. [Republican Gov.] Ron DeSantis [of Florida]Tim Scott appearing today in South Carolina; [Republican Rep. Byron Donalds [of Florida] and a big presence [former Democratic Rep.] Tulsi Gabbard [of Hawaii]very interesting, and [Republican Gov.] Kristi Noem [of South Dakota], I should say. Are they all on your shortlist? ”

Mentions of both Gabbard and Noem drew applause from the crowd. “They are,” Trump said.

Trump later said he was surprised that his running mate didn’t have much influence on his presidential ticket, after former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was criticized by the media, Democrats and some Republicans. He pointed out that it was an exception that drew criticism.

After Ingraham pointed out that Trump would not be eligible to run for a second term if he wins in 2024, she and Trump maintained that Trump would not step down and there would be no next election. sneered.

Trump told Ingraham that “from a voter’s perspective, you’d want someone to help you, but honestly, all of those people are good, solid people.” I spoke to Mr. Ingraham about this.

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