(CBrief) – Former President Donald Trump spoke recently about his potential running mate as speculation mounts over who he may choose to be on his 2024 ticket if he wins the GOP nomination.
During an interview on “Just the News, No Noise” on Real America’s Voice, Trump said he was looking for a “respected,” “common sense” person to be his running mate.
“You’ve got to be smart, you’ve got to be respected, you’ve got to have a conservative voice and common sense. We’re not talking about conservative, we’re talking about common sense,” Trump said.
While Trump did not name anyone specifically in the interview, he did at least share some insight into the type of person he would be interested in. A recent Politico report stated that an unnamed Trump adviser said the 45th president is likely to choose a running mate “from three general lanes of candidates: women, conservatives of color, or a trusted adviser.”
“Once you get past those two issues — loyalty and Trump going more with his gut — Trump has a lot of leeway in who he would pick,” said Tony Fabrizio, Trump’s lead pollster in 2016 and 2020.
“He’s not necessarily looking to balance the ticket geographically, but what he can do is pick to balance gender, race, ethnicity — a lot of different lanes there. It could be everything from a Tim Scott in South Carolina to an Asian American in California, or somebody Hispanic in Texas. There are so many choices and paths. And there’s lots of time to go,” he added.