Throughout this election cycle, it has appeared that Vivek Ramaswamy was running for the sole purpose of helping the Trump campaign.
There was a bit of a wrench thrown into that just before the Iowa caucus, with Trump hammering Ramaswamy on Truth Social, even calling him a fraud.
With that, Trump adviser Jason Miller seemed to discount the idea that Ramaswamy was even in the running for VP now.
Right from the outset of his campaign, I have called Ramaswamy out as a fraud, and apparently Donald Trump agrees.
After having been complimentary of Ramaswamy in the past, Donald Trump called him a “fraud” and “not MAGA” in a scathing post right before the election.
Ramaswamy was stunned, especially after having just written an amicus brief to support Trump in one of the ballot cases he is fighting.
Even so, he did not return fire, but that did not help his case.
When Miller was asked about potential Trump VP selections, he responded, “Pretty safe to say it won’t be Vivek.”
Trump claims that he has already made the decision about who his VP will be, but that person has not yet been publicly revealed.
If Trump goes with a woman, the leading candidates are believed to be Nikki Haley and Governor Kristi Noem, with Reps. Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Greene (R-GA) in the conversation as well as Kari Lake and Sarah Sanders.
If Trump goes with a man, the leading candidates are believed to be Dr. Ben Carson and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL).
Based on his campaigning and recent social media posts, I am starting to add more chips to the Carson pile, as he seems to now be the frontrunner in this race.
Having said all that, do not be surprised if Ramaswamy somehow worms his way into Trump’s administration in some capacity.