Who will be Trump's vice-president?

The former president also spoke about the possible debates with Joe Biden and the Republican primaries that pit him against Nikki Haley.

Donald Trump participated in Fox News’ town hall and left practically no topic untouched. From the southern border to a hypothetical debate with Joe Biden, the former president immersed himself in the 2024 electoral cycle. However, what caught the most attention was that he suggested on live TV some possible running mates to accompany him on the presidential ticket.

Trump first referred to the possibility of debating with President Biden, something that already happened in the 2020 presidential elections. However, after publicly issuing the challenge, he was not very hopeful about receiving a positive response from the other party.

“I think you have an obligation in this case, you really have an obligation to debate. As many as necessary. I could do it starting now. (...) I don’t think he’s going to debate. I really don’t think so,” he expressed.

Still on Biden, the former president referred to his health, one of the issues that worries even Democrats and independents in the face of a new election.

First and last names for running mate

In one of the most widely shared moments of the interview on social media, Laura Ingraham asked Trump about his choice for vice president. He even went further and named the following options: Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Byron Donalds, Kristi Noem and Tulsi Gabbard.

The former president confirmed that all of them are on his short list and stressed that he will choose someone with common sense.

Honestly, all of those people are good. They’re all good, they’re all solid. And I always say, I want people with common sense because there’s so many things happening in this country that don’t make sense,” he added. In turn, he confirmed that Haley is not on his list of possibilities.

Nikki Haley “doesn’t know” how to get out of the race

Hours before the interview, the only other Republican still in the primary race let it be known that she would not abandon her campaign even if she were defeated in South Carolina, her home state. “I refuse to quit. South Carolina will vote on Saturday. But on Sunday, I’ll still be running for president. I’m not going anywhere. I have no fear of Trump’s retribution,” the candidate said.

As previously reported by Voz Media, likely Republican voters in South Carolina would choose Trump over Haley by a difference of more than 30 percentage points.

Asked about the former governor’s comments, the former president said “you’re not supposed to lose your home state” and that “she’s losing it bigly.”

I don’t think she knows how to get out. She just can’t get herself to get out,” Trump said.