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Kayleigh McEnany Says Picking Ramaswamy for VP in 2024 Would be a “Fool’s Errand”

Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany expressed skepticism about the possibility of former President Donald Trump choosing businessman Vivek Ramaswamy as his vice presidential running mate for the 2024 election.

McEnany’s Assessment on Fox’s ‘Outnumbered’

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During an appearance on Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’, McEnany was asked by co-host Dana Perino about the likelihood of Trump selecting Ramaswamy, following his endorsement of Trump after exiting the GOP race.

Slim Chances for Ramaswamy

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McEnany expressed doubt about Ramaswamy’s selection as Trump’s vice president, citing remarks by Trump adviser Jason Miller and the political dynamics of the upcoming election.

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The Need for a Diverse Ticket

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According to McEnany, Republican voters are seeking a vice presidential candidate who differs from the nominee, arguing that Ramaswamy’s similarity to Trump would not broaden the voter base.

Trump and Ramaswamy’s Similar Voter Appeal

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McEnany highlighted that both Trump and Ramaswamy appeal to the same group of voters, suggesting the need for a running mate who can attract a wider range of support.

The Historical Precedent of Reagan-Bush

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Drawing a parallel to the 1980 election, McEnany suggested that Trump needs a running mate like George H.W. Bush who can unify the Republican Party, similar to Ronald Reagan’s strategy.

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Ramaswamy’s Pro-Trump Stance in the Primaries

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Throughout his campaign, Ramaswamy consistently praised and defended Trump, positioning himself as a political outsider akin to the former president.

Trump’s Vice Presidential Speculation

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Prior to Ramaswamy’s endorsement, Trump hinted at having already decided on his vice presidential pick, leading to further speculation.

McEnany’s Advice for Trump’s Strategy

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McEnany emphasized the importance of Trump choosing a running mate who can help secure every possible Republican vote, advising against picking someone too similar to himself.

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A Tough Choice

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McEnany’s comments reflect the strategic considerations within the Republican Party as they approach the 2024 presidential election, particularly in terms of selecting a vice presidential candidate who can complement and strengthen Trump’s campaign.

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Ramaswamy Drops Out of 2024 Presidential Race

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Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted Endorses Trump Over Ramaswamy

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Former Iowa Rep. Steve King Backs Vivek Ramaswamy

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