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Trump Confirms Surprising List of Names on his Shortlist for Vice President

Former President Trump confirmed a list of candidates that had been circulated for his vice presidential shortlist during a town hall meeting in Greenville, South Carolina on Tuesday.

Trump appeared on Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham to discuss the forthcoming primary in the Palmetto State, which is scheduled for Saturday.

Ingraham inquired whether the former president indeed had the rumored names on his roster of prospective running companions.

Three former Republican candidates are included on the list: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).

Additionally, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), and former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard, who formerly belonged to the Democratic Party but has since adopted more conservative stances were also on the list.

Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stated he desires a running mate who possesses “common sense” on issues including the border, electric vehicles, and excessive interest rates, and who can assist him from the “voter’s perspective.”

The former president proceeded by expressing particular appreciation to Scott, who was present in attendance at the town hall meeting, for his endorsement.

“A lot of people are talking about that gentleman right over there. And he’s been so great. He’s been such a great advocate.” Trump said, gesturing to Scott.

“I have to say — this is in a very positive way — Tim Scott, he has been much better for me than he was for himself. I watched his campaign and he doesn’t like talking about himself, but boy, does he talk about Trump.” he continued.

The senator from South Carolina ceased his Republican primary campaign in November due to insufficient support.

Since he endorsed Trump, he has devoted the months since that time to campaigning for the former president.

On Saturday, in the Republican primary, Trump confronts former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, the sole remaining challenger.

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