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Trump says Texas governor is on shortlist for VP

Former President Trump said Thursday that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is “definitely” on his short list of vice presidential candidates, adding to a potentially growing list of potential vice presidential candidates. Ta.

“Absolutely, he is,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview alongside Abbott near the southern border.

Asked if there were any other names on the list that had not yet been revealed, President Trump said Sen. Tim Scott (R.S.C.), who is considered the frontrunner for the former president’s running mate. I changed my mind to praising him.

“Tim, himself was fine. He was fine. I mean, he was fine as a candidate, but he didn’t want to talk about himself. He’s a very good person,” President Trump said. said. “For me, he is an incredible person. He is a surrogate mother.”

Trump is on track to win the Republican nomination in November, and his campaign expects to secure the necessary delegates by mid-March. When asked about candidates, he repeatedly teased who was being considered as a running mate.

Fox host Laura Ingraham spoke to Trump at a recent town hall event about Scott, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), and Congressman Byron Donald (R). (R-Fla.), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R-Fla.), and former presidents. Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who served as a Democrat in Congress before becoming more conservative, was also on the list. President Trump acknowledged that all of them were, but said it was unlikely that he would select DeSantis in the 2024 presidential race because the former president had aggressively attacked the Florida governor.

Other members believed to be running for the post include Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Ohio), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), and Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee. Mr. Sanders (R) and Sen. Katie Britt (R-Ala.) will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union.

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