Trump unveils 6 names on his vice presidential shortlist

In addition to the six, Rep. Elise Stefanik was another name that has been circulating as a possible choice.

By Vered Weiss, World Israel News

At a Fox News town hall event on Tuesday night, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump revealed six names on his Vice Presidential shortlist.

The announcement was made indirectly with town hall host Laura Ingraham introducing the six names and saying they were suggested by the audience.

The list included Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.

When Ingraham asked Trump if these names were on his shortlist, he answered, “They are.”

However, these six names aren’t the only ones rumored to be among the potential picks Trump is considering.

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green and Rep. Elise Stefanik were other names that have been circulating as possible contenders.

Rep. Elis Stefanik, the number 4 Republican in the House and Harvard alumna confronted three university presidents on their alleged mishandling of antisemitic incidents on campus and their refusal to directly condemn hateful speech against Jews during a Congressional hearing in December.

When asked what he’s looking for in a vice president, the former President and current Republican candidate said, “You would like to get somebody that could help you from the voter standpoint.”

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He also mentioned that he would have to agree with candidates on a range of issues, including border security, foreign affairs, the military, electric vehicles and school choice.

“I always say I want people with common sense because there’s so many things happening in this country that don’t make sense,” Trump said.

When ABC News asked him in September if he would consider picking a female candidate, Trump replied that he liked the idea, but clarified “We’re going to pick the best person,” and not necessarily a woman.

In a Fox News town hall in January, Trump said he’d already made up his mind about his running mate, but wasn’t going to announce it.

At that time, he was still running against Desantis and Ramaswamy.