Trump Starts Teasing VP Picks

( – Former President Donald Trump has outlined his requirements for selecting a vice president and also acknowledged past personnel challenges during his first administration in a recent interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Trump emphasized the importance of choosing someone who could be a competent president; he expressed confidence in having a selection of capable individuals and praised people like Senator Tim Scott and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.

Regarding the selection timeline, Trump indicated that he would not rush the decision and suggested a delay in the announcement. Reflecting on his first term, he admitted to making personnel mistakes but underlined his decisive approach to removing individuals, referencing the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump, now more familiar with the political system since being the president once before, said he intends to bring back some previous Cabinet members if he is able to secure a second term. When discussing China, Trump, who characterized Chinese leader Xi Jinping as a friend in the past, predicted Chinese interference in the 2024 election against him. He is proposing measures to fight against this interference, like same-day voting, paper ballots, and voter ID. Trump also expressed skepticism about mail-in ballots.

On economic matters, Trump hinted at imposing more than the rumored 60% tariffs against China. Addressing concerns about winning over “anti-Trumpers,” he highlighted priorities such as security, safety, a strong economy, and border control, suggesting that even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might endorse him.

Trump commented on the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) fundraising efforts, noting his substantial financial resources and hinting at potential changes in RNC leadership, implying that chairwoman Ronna McDaniel might need to be replaced.

The interview touched on various topics, with Trump giving his perspectives on personnel decisions, electoral processes, economic policies, and party dynamics ahead of the upcoming November 5 election.

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