Donald Trump Jr. wants a 'fighter' to serve as Trump's VP: 'Someone who can take those hits'


Donald Trump Jr. is on the search for a "fighter" to run alongside his father, former President Donald Trump, in the 2024 race for the White House.

Highlighting the importance of the vice presidential role, Trump Jr., who is lobbying his father to choose a running mate who is willing to take on distinct challenges, told the New York Post that the position needs someone who can take the political attacks — and hit back.

"What I want in that role is, I want a fighter," said Trump Jr., 46. "I understand what they are going to throw at us."

"In 2016 you needed someone to balance out [the ticket] — that’s where Mike Pence made sense, sort of the yin and yang, but [given] the vicious nature of the swamp and the insanity we see on a daily basis, you need someone who can take those hits," said Trump Jr., the former president's eldest child.

In his comments to the outlet, Trump Jr. said he's pushing people like Sen. J. D. Vance, R-Ohio; former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy; and former Fox News host and conservative commentator Tucker Carlson.

Trump Jr., although he said he will "never rule anything out," told the Post that he isn't looking to serve in his father's administration if he gets re-elected this November, a stark contrast to that of his sister, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner — both of whom served in senior White House roles during Trump's first term in office.

Should Trump get re-elected later this year, Trump Jr. noted that he plans to be "very active" with the 2024 presidential transition team. However, the Post reported that Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, would remain committed to fundraising.

"Mostly just to make sure we stop some of the D. C. swamp rats and the swamp creatures from getting in there and doing their thing," he said.... (Read more)

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