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New Frontrunner Emerges In Chase To Be Trump’s VP Pick

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The Republican voters have spoken and have said who they want to be former President Donald Trump’s choice for vice president in the next election.

This week, the Center Square Voter’s Voice conducted a poll in which voters were asked, “Who should Donald Trump choose as his vice presidential candidate?”

The poll had Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis narrowly ahead of other contenders on the list with 18 percent, ahead of former United Nations Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who had 17 percent.

Sen. Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy both had 15 percent ahead of all other contenders who were in single digits.

But we do know that the pick will not be Ramaswamy, a former candidate for president.

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The former president, who has secured the delegates needed to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, phoned Ramaswamy to inform him that he would not be the pick, Bloomberg News reported.

“There’s a lot of press speculation, but I can tell you Vivek’s top focus is making sure we get President Trump elected so that we can take America First to the next level,” the former candidate’s spokesperson Tricia McLaughlin said to The New York Post.

“This country would be lucky to have him serve in the next administration and beyond. In the meantime, Vivek is focused on driving change in the private sector and reforming our economy, including by continuing to push back against the ESG cancer in corporate America,” she said.

Popular SiriusXM podcast host Megyn Kelly thinks she has identified a new potential running mate on former President Donald Trump’s shortlist: Freshman Republican Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama.

On Thursday, Kelly played a video clip of an interview Trump did with Newsmax TV’s Greg Kelly in which the former president said he had removed “some people” who he “didn’t think behaved properly” out of consideration.

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“Does ‘they didn’t behave appropriately,’ do you think — we’re trying to get into his mind — mean somebody who attacked him?” Kelly asked. “Because I think, I think he would have used a different word. You know, ‘They turned out to be losers.’ You know, I think he would have been stronger in his condemnation, and he might have even named them if they had actually slammed him.”

“Ruthless” podcast co-host Michael Duncan offered that Trump “doesn’t like desperation” before suggesting that the 45th president could have ruled “some people” out because he felt they “are a little too thirsty” for the position.

Kelly speculated that Britt, who delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s 2024 State of the Union address, could potentially be considered a “dark horse” candidate for Trump’s running mate. Nevertheless, according to the Daily Caller, the conservative commentator suggested that Trump might have been dissatisfied or embarrassed by Britt’s performance.

“I have my own theory,” she continued. “My theory is it could be a reference to a rising star in the Republican Party who had such heat and buzz around them that they were asked to deliver the response to the State of the Union — and then bombed.”

“I have my own theory,” she continued. “My theory is it could be a reference to a rising star in the Republican Party who had such heat and buzz around them that they were asked to deliver the response to the State of the Union — and then bombed.”

Kelly went on to say that the “worst sin is to embarrass” Trump, adding that he “has an eye for television.” The former Fox News star then said that she was sure Trump “made more from Celebrity Apprentice and The Apprentice than he made in his real estate empire.”

She then suggested that Britt’s GOP rebuttal, which received harsh criticism online from conservatives as well, may have soured Trump on her.

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