Trump Open To ‘Great,’ ‘Smart’ Vivek Ramaswamy For Vice President

President Trump is open to Vivek Ramaswamy as his running mate in 2024

HeIn a recent appearance on Glenn Beck’s radio show, former President Donald Trump expressed interest in entrepreneur and GOP presidential nominee Vivek Ramaswamy as a potential Vice Presidential pick for the 2024 elections. The statement has sparked interest across the political spectrum, given Ramaswamy’s rising prominence within the Republican party.

Trump praised Ramaswamy, stating that the entrepreneur has “really” caught his attention and could be a “very good” Vice Presidential candidate, according to The Hill. This endorsement from the former president underscores Ramaswamy’s increasing influence within the GOP.

“I think he’s great,” said Trump, adding that “anybody that said I’m the best president in a generation… I have to like a guy like that.” The former president added that Ramaswamy is a “smart” and “young guy” with “a lot of talent” who has “good energy.”

Still, Trump cautioned that Ramaswamy is “a little bit controversial,” and warned him to “be a little bit careful” and “hold in just a little bit.” Trump ultimately noted, “he’s been very nice to me.”

Though Trump may approve of Ramaswamy, the businessman has previously indicated he would not accept a position as Trump’s vice president, noting his long history as a chief executive in the private sector.

Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur, has been gaining momentum in Republican circles, especially after his performance in last week’s debate, reported by NPR. Despite being a relative newcomer to politics, Ramaswamy has managed to create a buzz with his robust defense of conservative principles.

Ramaswamy ranks second or third in most polls. One recent poll showed Trump dominating with 50 percent of support nationally among Republicans, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a distant second place with 12 percent, and Ramaswamy in third with 9 percent.

Some have questioned whether Ramaswamy really wants the White House for himself in 2024, or whether he is auditioning for a position in a hypothetical Trump administration.

Should he run as Trump’s vice president, Ramaswamy could even benefit from increased name recognition, and be seen as the de facto heir apparent for Trump in 2028, regardless of whether the former president achieves victory in 2024.

Though Trump’s decision for vice president is distant, the former president has already ruled out Mike Pence for the job.

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