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Trump Appears To ‘Eliminate’ Black Vice President

Sen. Tim Scott (RS.C.) is apparently in the shortlist to be former President Donald Trump’s running mate this year and the two men reportedly didn’t discuss the matter when they last spoke via The Epoch Times.

It has been noted that this weekend, President Trump hosted a fundraising event in Palm Beach, Florida, during which wealthy donors heard from many contenders to become President Trump’s running mate. Mr. Scott’s name has often been speculated as being near the top of that list.

However, Mr. Scott and President Trump didn’t discuss the matter this weekend and the South Carolina Republican said. Mr. Scott was asked whether President Trump had raised the possibility during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“No ma’am,” Mr. Scott replied, adding later, “He didn’t bring it up, I certainly didn’t bring it up.”

“We had no conversations about the VP pick, to be honest with you, to be clear, but we had a lot of conversations about the failures of Joe Biden and the success of Donald Trump,” Mr. Scott said, specifically citing conversations about ending “Bidenomics” and reducing the inflation rate back to 2 percent, where it stood when President Trump was in office.

Mr. Scott said he “fully expects” that President Trump will announce his pick for the No. 2 jobs sometime within the next 60 days.

Mr. Scott was also joined at the Palm Beach and seen by some as an audition for VP, by several other Republicans seen as frontrunners. Those includedSen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.), and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.).