Donald Trump offered a little insight into who he may choose as a vice-presidential running mate, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier that he “may or may not release something in the next couple of months – there’s no rush to that.”
He added, “It won’t have any impact at all. The person that I think I like, is a very good person, pretty standard. I think people won’t be that surprised. But I would say there’s probably a 25 percent chance it would be that person.”
Numerous Republican presidential contenders have dropped out of the Republican primary in recent months.
Most recently, two days before the New Hampshire early-state primary, Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., announced the suspension of his presidential campaign, giving Trump an impromptu endorsement.
“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” Gov. DeSantis said in a video announcing his campaign’s suspension.
In a previous town hall with Fox News, President Trump touched on the issue of a vice-presidential running mate, as well, stating, “…I know WHO it’s going to be.”
Much speculation has surrounded Trump’s potential vice-presidential pick. Popular names that have been floated in the mainstream media include Gov.
Representatives Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), and Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former member of the Trump cabinet.
For the 2024 primary season, the president has accompanied each of the aforementioned Trump friends on the campaign road. Notable Republicans who have lately thrown their support behind Trump include billionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, and former governor of North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum.
President Trump has not yet revealed his choice for his vice presidential running partner, but it is expected to happen once this year’s primary elections are concluded.