On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump engaged in playful banter regarding his choice of a running mate, taking a swipe at former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had just suspended his campaign after challenging Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.
While participating in a Fox News town hall, Trump hinted that he has already made a decision on his running mate but declined to disclose any names. When pressed by Bret Baier for a hint, Trump suggested they discuss it on another show.
When co-host Martha MacCallum inquired about reconciling with former opponents, specifically mentioning Christie, Trump expressed a newfound affinity for Christie but dismissed the idea of him becoming vice president, deeming it an unlikely scenario.
In a previous report last spring, Axios indicated that Trump was seriously considering selecting a female running mate, and in September, he expressed interest in the concept of choosing a woman during an interview with NBC News. Fox News proposed three potential candidates: Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is also vying for the GOP presidential nomination against Trump.
Despite discussions among Trump advisers Chris LaCivita and Jason Miller about the former president’s preferences in a running mate, no specific names were disclosed, maintaining an air of suspense surrounding Trump’s eventual choice.