(DCWatchdog.com) – In highly intriguing comments, the presumed 2024 GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has offered the nation some hints as to who could be his vice president pick – as he mentioned with praise South Carolina US Senator Tim Scott and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
See the video of President Trump’s comments below.
Besides that, in an interview on the Fox program “Sunday Morning Futures,” the former president admitted to some staffing errors during his White House term – though he didn’t say if he referred to his former Vice President, Mike Pence.
Trump emphasized the importance of choosing a vice president based on their potential presidential capabilities.
“It’s gotta be who is going to be a good president. You always have to think that,” he said.
“I have a lot of good people. We have a lot of really good people. I have a lot of good ideas, but I haven’t — and there’s no reason to do that quickly,” added the 45th president of the United States.
Specifically, he commended Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as “a real tiger” and praised South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for not contesting him.
Trump disclosed that he recently talked with Scott, who quit the Republican nomination race last year and endorsed him.
“I called him and I said, ‘You are [a] much better candidate … for me, than you were for yourself.’ When I watched Tim, he was fine, he was good, but he was very low-key. I watched him in the last week, defending me, and sticking up for me and fighting for me,” commented the 45th president of the United States.
He also heaped praise on Noem, declaring that she had “been incredible fighting” for him, and emphasized her declarations that she could never run against him “because [she] can’t beat him.”
Besides Scott and Noem, other names circulating lately as possible running mate options for Trump include one of his most prominent congressional allies, US Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
In the interview, the former president also said that he would delay announcing his vice-presidential choice and confessed to misjudging personnel in his first term.
“Of course, but everybody does. Obama had. What about Biden? Look at the people running this Biden thing. The difference is, I fire people,” he stated.
“I fired Comey. I got rid of him,” he added, referring to the former FBI director.
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