Another Republican Steps Up To Be Trump’s Running Mate

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( – If selected as Trump’s running mate, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds is prepared to fill the role.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R) revealed he is prepared to serve as Vice President should former President Donald Trump choose him as his running mate.

When host Peter Alexander asked Donalds if he was prepared to fulfill the role as VP on “day one,” Donalds — rumored to be a vice presidential hopeful — responded in the affirmative. 

“I think that I would have an ability to step in,” Donalds replied, adding that he is “pretty intelligent,” and is adept at sifting through issues. He described the role of the Vice President as being “about judgment,” “logic streams,” and decision-making. He also suggested he would lean on the “very qualified” people around him to make decisions in the “best interest of the American people.”

He then asserted that he believes in himself “one hundred percent,” but noted that the decision on who would be the GOP’s presumptive nominee’s running mate remains with Trump, adding that he’d “support whatever [Trump] does.”

While Trump will likely confirm his running mate at the Republican National Convention in mid-July, several Republicans have been floated to be on Trump’s ticket in November.

Republican Senators Tim Scott (South Carolina), JD Vance (Ohio), and Marco Rubio (Florida) are all speculated to be on Trump’s veep shortlist.

They’re joined by Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (New York).

Trump also hinted that his running mate “probably” attended a meeting he had with Senate and House Republicans at the Capitol last Thursday, adding that he has a “pretty good idea,” about who he’ll choose.

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