As former President Donald Trump continues to dominate most state and national polls for the GOP presidential nomination, all eyes are on who he might choose as his running mate.
According to the Daily Caller, the former president dropped another huge hint regarding who he might select during a recent interview with NBC News’ Kristen Welker.
Many believe that Trump will likely select a female candidate, and there are many who could be in the running for the spot.
Trump was asked about the possibility, and he admitted that he "like the concept" of choosing a woman for the ticket, but added that he'll ultimately select the best person for the role.
"I like the concept, but we’re going to pick the best person. But I do like the concept, yes," said Trump when asked about choosing a female vice president. The former president added that he doesn't "think too much about it."
“I like the concept, but we’re going to pick the best person”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 17, 2023
Several high-profile female politicians have been suggested as having strong potential to be selected by Trump for the 2024 presidential ticket, including South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R). Trump heaped praise on her during the interview.
"She’s been a great governor. She gave me a very full-throated endorsement, a beautiful endorsement actually," Trump said, referencing her appearance at a recent rally.
Trump added, "And, you know, it’s been a very good state for me. And certainly, she’d be one of the people I’d consider, or for something else maybe. But we have a lot of people. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party."
According to The Epoch Times, there have been consistent rumors of Trump leaning toward selecting a female running mate in an effort to gain support among suburban women, who he's historically struggled with in the polls.
The outlet noted:
Media speculation has pointed to former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Trump White House press secretary and current Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
While there are hints as to who might make the former president's shortlist of potential candidates, there's no indication of when he might announce who he wants.
Though he faces multiple indictments and other legal woes, Trump continues to maintain a strong and commanding lead as the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination.
Only time will tell who he selects, and one can be sure that the announcement will be at the most strategically brilliant time, as it will undoubtedly disrupt the news cycle.