Individuals working carefully alongside former President Donald Trump reportedly made makes an attempt to recruit a former Democratic presidential candidate to function his working mate.
Citing a supply in Trump’s orbit who’s accustomed to the matter, the New York Post reported that folks near the previous president made “preliminary overtures” to unbiased presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy about the opportunity of him serving as Trump’s working mate within the 2024 presidential election.
“Trump operatives expressed an interest in Kennedy early on, but it was all premature,” one individual accustomed to the matter informed the outlet, including that it was “right out of the box when Bobby announced” in April 2023 that he was making a run for the White House.
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“Anything’s possible. I wouldn’t write it off by any means,” the supply added.
Kennedy, 70, initially launched a bid for president final 12 months as a Democrat. However, amid conflicts with the Democratic National Committee tossing its complete assist behind President Biden within the 2024 race, he introduced in October that he would as an alternative be making an unbiased run for the White House.
One massive donor to each the Trump and Kennedy campaigns informed the outlet that the trouble to recruit Kennedy to function Trump’s working mate remains to be very a lot alive amid Trump insiders.
“It’s very much behind the scenes at this stage. As we progress you might see it bubble up a little bit more,” the donor stated. “Bobby can bring new people to the polls.”
Fox News Digital reached out to Trump’s and Kennedy’s campaigns however didn’t instantly obtain a response.
Earlier this week, each Trump and RFK got here down on the identical aspect of the continuing southern border disaster in Texas.
Kennedy stated Texas was “right” to defend its borders amid what he thought to be the failed insurance policies of the Biden administration.
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“A country without borders is not a country at all,” he wrote in a put up to X.
Trump stated that each one Americans should assist Texas’ “commonsense measures” and vowed to work with Lone Star State Gov. Greg Abbott and different border states to “stop the invasion, seal the border, and rapidly begin the largest domestic deportation operation in history.”
“Those Biden has let in should not get comfortable because they will be going home,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform.
With GOP main victories in each Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump is poised to turn into the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. There has been hypothesis in latest weeks about whom the previous president would choose as his working mate.
Earlier this month, Trump remarked that he knew who his working mate is “going to be” throughout an Iowa Town Hall occasion placed on by Fox News.
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“I can’t tell you that really, I mean, I know who it’s going to be,” Trump stated when he was requested who his working mate can be in 2024.
It’s unclear who that choice could be, and few in his political orbit seem to have a superb really feel for whom Trump is leaning towards as his working mate.
“We’ll do another show sometime,” Trump stated when pushed by host Martha MacCallum to “give us a hint.”
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed reporting.