Tim Scott and Byron Donalds On Shortlist Of Potential Trump Vice President Candidates

Tim Scott and Byron Donalds On Shortlist Of Potential Trump Vice President Candidates

Is he trying to fill a diversity quota?

Two Black GOP lawmakers made the list of potential running mates for Donald Trump.

During a Fox News town hall event, Trump announced Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) as potential Vice President candidates. That’s not where the list ends – failed presidential candidates like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are also being discussed. “Are they all on your shortlist,” host Laura Ingraham asked. 

“They are,” Trump answered. “Honestly, all of those people are good. They’re all good. They’re all solid.”

Scott and Trump have formed quite the “bromance” since the South Carolina native dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump. He was even present at the town hall event, prompting Trump to shout him out for his candid support. “A lot of people are talking about that gentleman right over there. He’s been such a great advocate. I have to say this in a very positive way, Tim Scott, he has been much better for me than he was for himself,” Trump said, pointing to Scott in the audience. 

“I watched his campaign, and he doesn’t like talking about himself. But boy, does he talk about Trump. I called him, and I said, ‘Tim, you’re better for me than you were for yourself.'”

Scott has been aggressively campaigning for his former boss ahead of the Feb. 24 South Carolina primary. He has openly dismissed Trump’s growing legal woes, claiming “the American people are more focused on their future than Donald Trump’s past.” “They’re not talking about legal challenges. They’re talking about their challenges across a kitchen table,” Scott told CBS. He’s hopeful of Trump regaining “order” if elected to office. 

Outside of the Jan. 6th insurrection, Scott told a crowd of supporters that “four more years of Donald Trump means law and order in the streets of America.”

Contrary to Scott, Byron Donalds has no problem discussing Trump’s legal battles or performance in the courtroom. As an avid supporter, the GOP representative thinks Trump is “one of the [greatest] presidents this country has ever seen.” Describing himself as a “Trump-supporting, gun-owning, liberty-loving, pro-life, politically incorrect Black man,” Donalds commended how Trump has handled his cases, saying, “Your feelings aren’t allowed to go into the courtroom.”

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