Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has claimed that people from Donald Trump’s team reached out to him about potentially being the Republican presidential frontrunner’s 2024 running mate, should he secure the GOP nomination. Kennedy Jr., a noted vaccine skeptic, made the comments during an interview with NewsNation. He replied that he would not take that job and was flattered that President Trump would offer it to him but not something that he is interested in.
Trump operatives expressed an interest in Kennedy early on, but it was all premature. Anything’s possible. Anything’s possible. I wouldn’t write it off by any means.”
Trump won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary with 54.3 percent of the vote against 43.7 percent for Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor. This followed his victory in the Iowa caucus on January 15 after which Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dropped out of the contest and endorsed the former president. The next Republican primary is due to take place on February 24 in South Carolina, Haley’s home state, with polling giving Trump a convincing lead.
Christopher Devine, an associate professor of political science at the University of Dayton, Ohio, expects Trump to focus on loyalty when making his selection. He believes Trump will pick someone who has already demonstrated the willingness to follow Trump wherever he leads, no matter how outlandish the claim or how extreme the policy.