Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

VP Rumors Circulate As Ben Carson Announces He Will Be In Hometown With Donald Trump, Another Contender Allegedly Now ‘Unlikely’ To Be Chosen


Dr. Ben Carson, who served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, announced he’ll be in his hometown with President Trump this weekend.

“I’m looking forward to being in my hometown this weekend with my friend and our next President, @realDonaldTrump. It’s hard to believe this photo was taken outside my childhood home nearly 8 years ago. The battle to save our country continues, and we will prevail,” Carson wrote.

The announcement has circulated rumors that Carson may be Trump’s running mate selection.

Trump and Carson are both scheduled to speak at this weekend’s ‘People’s Convention’ in Detroit, Michigan.

Per Michigan Live:

A Trump Michigan campaign spokesperson said it’s not yet determined which day the former president will address attendees.

The other speakers that weekend include Charlie Kirk, the founder of the Turning Point Action nonprofit organizing the convention; Vivek Ramaswamy, a 2024 Republican candidate for president until he suspended his campaign earlier this year; Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 Republican candidate for president; Steve Bannon and Roger Stone, two political firebrands tied to Trump’s political rise; and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a Republican considered a candidate to join Trump’s ticket as vice president.

The lineup also includes Trump family members, GOP politicians as well as political pundits and authors such as Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lara Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Candace Owens, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz.

Carson said in an interview on Newsmax that he hasn’t talked to Trump specifically about being vice president.

WATCH:

On the other hand, other reports suggest Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is falling down the list of Trump’s VP contenders.

According to the New York Post, Scott is ‘extremely unlikely’ to be chosen.

From the New York Post:

Scott, 58, was considered the leading choice for much of the past year due to his passionate support for Trump, 77, and the possibility that he could help draw black voters into the Republican fold, a trend that polls indicate already is underway.

The mercurial Trump is expected to announce his pick sometime in the next month and could still choose Scott — but sources familiar with the situation say the chances are becoming more remote.

“I think it is extremely unlikely he will be picked,” said one insider. “You go down the list of reasons to choose a VP, and he isn’t a standout or game-changer in any category.”

“His star has become less bright, for sure,” said a second well-connected source. “Still a top five pick — but not the strongest.”

This person also warned that Scott, who has repped South Carolina in the Senate since 2013, “might not resonate with the black community in a way that’s worth putting him on the ticket.

“There are stronger options, and Tim has the potential to serve in the Cabinet, so I think he’ll still play an important role.”

A third insider indicated that Scott was “still in the mix, but I suspect his biggest issue is that he’s just not very good on TV.”

NATIONAL POLL: Who Is Your Top Choice For Trump’s VP?

This is a Guest Post from our friends over at 100 Percent Fed Up.

View the original article here.



 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Leave a comment
Thanks for sharing!