In his latest interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, President Trump floated the names of two people who could possibly be his vice president pick.
In the interview, when asked by Bartiromo, “What criteria are you using to identify who your running mate is?” Trump proceeded to give compliments to Senator Tim Scott and Governor Krist Noem.
Trump shared, “You know, I called Tim Scott and people like Tim Scott, and I said you’re a much better candidate for me than you are for yourself.”
Regarding Gov. Noem, Trump praised her for deciding not to run against him.
Here’s the moment Trump said it:
Trump mentions Tim Scott and Kristi Noem when asked about VP pick.pic.twitter.com/tlQ5lV9DFa
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 4, 2024
Trump did make it clear however, he has yet to decide officially who his running mate will be.
Check out what Fox News reported:
Former President Trump revealed his criteria for a running mate on Sunday, but he told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that he won’t announce a vice presidential pick “for a little while.”
Trump made the comments in an interview with Bartiromo that aired on “Sunday Morning Futures.” He said the most important factor is to ensure his running mate would be able to step up and handle the presidency in the case of an emergency.
“What criteria are you using to identify who your running mate is?” Bartiromo asked.
“Always, it’s got to be who is going to be a good president. Obviously, you always have to think that because in case of emergency. Things happen, right? No matter who you are, things happen. That’s got to be No. 1,” Trump said.
“Well, I have a lot of good people. I have a lot of good ideas,” he added, saying he “talks to everybody.”
“You know, I called [South Carolina Sen.] Tim Scott and people like Tim Scott, and I said you’re a much better candidate for me than you are for yourself,” Trump said. “When I watched him, he was fine. He was good, but he was very low-key.”
Trump brings up Tim Scott and Kristi Noem when asked about his pick for Vice President
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 4, 2024
Per The Hill:
Former President Trump on Sunday further fueled speculation over his pick for a 2024 running mate, dropping the names of Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) when asked about whom he is favoring.
Trump, in an interview with Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo, was asked when he will announce his pick for vice president, to which he said, “Not for a while. We have so many great people in the Republican Party, but not for a while.”
Bartiromo further pressed the former president on how he is picking his running mate.
“Always it’s got to be one thing,” Trump said. “It’s got to be who would [be] able to be a good president. I mean, you always have to think that because you know, a civil emergency … things happen right? No matter who you are, things happen. It’s got to be number one. Who’s your enemy.”
He further stated that there is “a lot of good people,” to which Bartiromo asked if Trump has not decided who it is.
Donald Trump says he will not announce his pick for VP for awhile, that the main criteria he’s looking for is a person he could see as a good President, and seems to float Tim Scott and Kristi Noem as possible candidates. pic.twitter.com/X7C4e9hoW1
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 4, 2024
Who is your top choice for VP?