In a recent social media post, former President Donald Trump expressed his disinterest in receiving advice from Kayleigh McEnany on Fox News. Trump celebrated what he deemed a “GIANT VICTORY” over a perceived failing candidate, referred to as “Birdbrain,” and dismissed McEnany’s input, redirecting her advice to Nikki Haley.
The situation took a new turn during Trump’s appearance on Fox News Channel’s Fox News Sunday, where anchor Bret Baier inquired about the likelihood of Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) being considered for Trump’s vice-presidential pick. Scott had recently endorsed Trump over Nikki Haley, the former ambassador and governor of South Carolina.
Trump, however, avoided providing a clear answer to Baier’s question. Instead, he shifted the conversation away from the specific consideration of Tim Scott, emphasizing the historical insignificance of vice-presidential selections in elections. Trump hinted that a decision might be made in the coming months, and the timing would not be rushed.
Despite Baier’s persistence on the subject of Tim Scott, Trump acknowledged Scott’s endorsement, praising him as a “great guy.” Yet, Trump extended the discussion to encompass other political figures from South Carolina, such as Governor Henry McMaster and Senator Lindsey Graham, highlighting their endorsements.
The former president’s response left the question of Tim Scott’s potential inclusion in the list of vice-presidential candidates unanswered. Trump’s comments suggested that he was contemplating multiple individuals for the role, underscoring the importance of endorsements from political figures in South Carolina.
This exchange adds to the ongoing speculation and anticipation surrounding Trump’s potential vice-presidential pick. Political observers remain vigilant, closely analyzing his statements for any clues or indications of his preferences as the 2024 election season unfolds.
BRET: SAID IN OUR TOWN HALL THAT YOU HAD AN IDEA, OR YOU MIGHT HAVE ALREADY DECIDED ABOUT YOUR VP PICK. WHEN DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE THAT?
TRUMP: WELL, IT’S NEVER REALLY HAD THAT MUCH OF AN EFFECT ON AN ELECTION, WHICH IS AN AMAZING THING, BOTH ELECTION AND PRIMARY. IT’S NEVER REALLY HAD MUCH OF AN EFFECT. I MAY OR MAY NOT REALLY SOMETHING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. THERE’S NO RUSH TO THAT. IT WON’T HAVE ANY IMPACT AT ALL. THE PERSON THAT I THINK I LIKE IS A VERY GOOD PERSON, A PRETTY STANDARD. I THINK PEOPLE WON’T BE THAT SURPRISED, BUT I WOULD SAY THERE’S PROBABLY A 25% CHANCE THAT WOULD BE THAT PERSON.
BRET: TIM SCOTT ON THE LIST?
TRUMP: NOW, YOU KNOW, HE’S A GREAT GUY. YOU KNOW, HE ENDORSED ME. THERE’S AN EXAMPLE, NIKKI COMES FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, TIM SCOTT IS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA.
BUT IF YOU LOOK THE GOVERNOR, GREAT GOVERNOR, ANOTHER SENATOR LINDSEY, WE HAPPEN TO LIKE LINDSEY. BUT, UH, HENRY MCMASTER KNOWS IT VERY WELL. HE ENDORSED ME. IT’S VERY HARD FOR A GOVERNOR TO ENDORSE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, HENRY MCMASTER WAS THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR UNDER HER, AND HE ENDORSED ME… WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?