President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Cabinet members and senior legislators, prior to signing H.R. 266 – the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act Friday, April 24, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Tim Scott and Doug Burgum Climb in Trump’s VP Rankings

Two names are emerging at the top of the heap for the chance to be Trump’s Vice Presidential pick, The Hill reports.

Kristi Noem was reportedly in the running but recent revelations from a book about the death of her puppy has sunk any chance she had.

The report from The Hill indicates that Republican lawmakers see two names emerging with them saying Trump will be, “will be “strategic” in his choice and that loyalty will be a top consideration.”

The Hill Continues:

Several GOP senators are touting Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) as their pick for Trump’s running mate.

These lawmakers argue Trump should pick someone who is Black, Hispanic or a woman to broaden the Republican ticket’s appeal to key demographics in this year’s election.

The senator said Trump has expressed interest in North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) and has spoken approvingly about his moderate position on abortion, an issue Democrats want to put front and center.

Burgum, who had a short-lived run in the presidential primary, also has a net worth in excess of $1.1 billion, putting him on an elite level in terms of his personal wealth.

Reports have indicated that no women remain in Trump’s top choices, with Trump speaking poorly about Kari Lake.

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