Trump Has Reportedly Ruled Out Vivek Ramaswamy as a Running Mate

2024-03-19 10:00:11

Donald Trump has ruled out entrepreneur and GOP primary candidate Vivek Ramaswamy as a possible running mate, instead considering him for another role in his future administration.

Ramaswamy has been a reliable advocate for Trump and even seemed to be one while he was competing for the Republican nomination.

From Bloomberg News, via Mint:

US Presidential elections 2024: Vivek Ramaswamy ruled out as Donald Trump’s running mate as he eyes new team

Donald Trump has decided against choosing Vivek Ramaswamy as his running mate and is now considering him for a position in his Cabinet, according to sources familiar with the situation as reported by Bloomberg.

The report added that Trump informed Ramaswamy directly that he won’t be his choice for vice president. However, he is contemplating offering Ramaswamy positions such as Homeland Security secretary. Certain allies of Trump view Ramaswamy as fitting for the role due to his strong public speaking skills and his background as an Indian-American son of an immigrant, which they believe could help mitigate criticism of stringent immigration policies, as per the Bloomberg report.

Trump and his team have been impressed by several individuals for potential Cabinet positions, including another former GOP primary competitor, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, along with Representative Elise Stefanik and former US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Trump and his team have been impressed by several individuals for potential Cabinet positions, including another former GOP primary competitor, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, along with Representative Elise Stefanik and former US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Trump wants a running mate who isn’t focused on fame but can provide a clear advantage against President Joe Biden, as per those familiar with his thoughts.

This report from the Daily Mail fuels more speculation:

Anonymous sources told the outlet that Trump is in talks with many of his allies about potential administrative positions.

He is reportedly assessing them on the criteria of loyalty, ideology and electoral power – but he also wants them to be successful, independently wealthy and well-dressed.

His son-in-law Jared Kushner is offering help and suggestions while his son Donald Trump Jr. has reportedly voiced interest in a key role with talks taking place over long meals at his Mar-a-Lago club.

Ousted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is seen as a top favorite to serve as chief of staff while senate Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas are seen as possibilities for attorney general.

But Jason Miller, a senior Trump campaign adviser, told Bloomberg it’s too early to say who he will pick: ‘The truth is that unless you hear it directly from President Trump or his campaign, this is all b.s.’

For a running mate, Trump reportedly wants someone who isn’t motivated by the limelight and says that he is not impressed by the names currently circulating.

If history is any guide, people may be waiting a bit longer before Trump announces his running mate. In 2016, he did not reveal Mike Pence as his VP pick until mid-July.

I have to say, in reference to that Daily Mail report, Attorney General Ted Cruz has a nice ring to it.

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