Voters Chime in on Trump’s VP Selection
Donald Trump has done a lot of teasing about a possible VP that will be on his ticket, even stating that he knows who it is, but he is just not willing to divulge that pick just yet.
With mixed reactions to just about every name that has been mentioned, Fox News decided to do some man-on-the-street interviews to see what the everyday American was thinking.
You just might be surprised as to where the people are leaning.
The Public Speaks
One common narrative for both sides of the aisle has been the age concerns of the candidates, and that has rung true in what people want to see in Trump’s VP choice.
One Maine supporter stated, "It has to be someone younger, a lot younger. He’s old. [President] Biden’s old. The number two is really important in this election."
A voter in New Hampshire was open to the idea of Nikki Haley being on the ticket, stating, "I think she would balance [Trump]. She would offset his craziness."
On Friday, however, Trump pretty much ruled Haley out, stating, "She is not presidential timber.
"Now, when I say that, that probably means that she’s not going to be chosen as the vice president."
There have always been rumors that Trump wanted a female VP this time around, which would make Governor Kristi Noem, Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), as well as Kari Lake all top considerations.
I believe Trump needs to have a minority VP, specifically pointing to how his numbers soar among minority voters if he has a black VP on his ticket.
That would put Dr. Ben Carson and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) atop the list.
Quite frankly, I just don’t know how comfortable most conservatives would be with any of those names just one step away from the presidency.
The only name I think can truly help Trump gain more votes would be Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), but he has not hinted at any interest in being the VP, but again, that all changes once the actual invitation goes out.
If it is Tim Scott, I believe he would be the immediate frontrunner for the 2028 election if Trump manages to pull off a win in the general election.