Trump rules out Vivek for VP: report

 January 15, 2024

Vivek Ramaswamy may have soared a little too high in his primary challenge to Donald Trump. The Donald's team has revealed that Ramaswamy has ruined his chances of being Trump's running mate.

A close adviser to Trump, Jason Miller, told the New York Post that Vivek "probably" won't be Trump's pick after the two had a falling out this weekend.

Vivek ruled out...

Vivek won over Trump and many of his supporters throughout the primary campaign by vocally defending Trump against criminal charges with provocative broadsides against the media and the Biden regime.

Until this weekend, Trump and Ramaswamy were on seemingly good terms.

But after Ramaswamy suggested only he could "save" Trump from being persecuted, Trump, after months of praising Ramaswamy's supportive rhetoric, disavowed the political novice and accused him of trying to divide the "MAGA" vote ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

"Vivek started his campaign as a great supporter, 'the best President in generations,' etc. Unfortunately, now all he does is disguise his support in the form of deceitful campaign tricks," Trump wrote.

"Very sly, but a vote for Vivek is a vote for the 'other side' — don't get duped by this. Vote for 'TRUMP,' don't waste your vote! Vivek is not MAGA," Trump added.

Trump keeps America guessing

Throughout the campaign, Ramaswamy has insisted he has no interest in playing second fiddle, even as he faced speculation that he was gunning for VP or a Cabinet role.

Trump said Vivek would be a "very good" vice president over the summer, but it appears that ship has sailed.

Trump has kept his VP choice close to the vest, despite a flurry of speculation. He hinted that he made his pick during a Fox News event last week but did not say who it was.

Another challenger who has zero chance of being Trump's running mate is Ron DeSantis, who has been in a bitter feud with Trump for months.

Before launching his ill-fated campaign, DeSantis was seen by many as Trump's heir apparent. Many say DeSantis would have been better served by waiting until 2028 to challenge Trump, who has regularly blasted DeSantis as disloyal.

Nikki Haley has elbowed DeSantis out of the number two spot, leading to VP speculation - but she insisted Sunday, "I don't play for second."

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