8 Possible Trump VP Candidates Who Haven’t Shot Their Dogs | EUROtoday

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Kristi Noem thought the political world could be impressed by her story of executing a canine, however she appears to have misjudged her fellow Republicans — together with, most critically, Donald Trump.

In the span of some days, the South Dakota governor reportedly tanked her shot at changing into Trump’s working mate when a piece of her forthcoming memoir, obtained by the Guardian, described her determination to guide a 14-month-old wirehaired pointer named Cricket to a gravel pit and shoot her lifeless. The pup was overly aggressive and unhealthy at searching, Noem wrote. RIP Cricket!

But if Noem’s out, there are nonetheless loads of folks on Trump’s VP shortlist who haven’t killed canine — that we all know of!

J.D. Vance

The first-term Ohio senator is reportedly close to the highest of Trump’s VP listing.

And not like Noem, Vance has already needed to confront what appeared like his most damaging electoral baggage in his 2022 race: He’s beforehand bashed Trump, calling him “noxious,” an “idiot” and “reprehensible.”

Now Trump and Vance are thick as thieves, though Vance claims that he and Trump haven’t mentioned the potential for working collectively.

“I talk to President Trump a lot. We’re very close. I’ve never spoken to him about being vice president. So, I assume that a lot of this is media speculation,” Vance mentioned not too long ago on Fox News.

Marco Rubio

It’s unclear how severe Trump is about selecting the Florida senator, because the twelfth Amendment prohibits Florida’s 30 Electoral College members from voting for a president and vp who each stay in Florida, and that’s the place Trump now resides. To run with Trump, Rubio would theoretically have to maneuver and quit his Senate seat.

Rubio, who ran towards Trump for president in 2016, supplied a testy response to the hypothesis this week.

“I’m glad to learn that from the media. I’ll let you guys pick where I’m gonna move, how’s that?” he informed reporters on the Capitol. “No one’s offered any jobs, so why would I answer a question that I’ve never been presented?”

Rubio additionally has a cute good boy named Winston who appears to be alive and nicely, at the least as of some years in the past.

Tim Scott

The South Carolina senator would make historical past as the primary Black Republican VP, and will sign Trump is making a play to win over Black voters dissatisfied in President Joe Biden.

Scott started the 2024 election cycle as an opponent of Trump’s for the GOP nomination, earlier than dropping out and changing into his surrogate on the marketing campaign path. He performed a significant function campaigning for Trump towards former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina in February.

Scott, who doesn’t reply questions from reporters on the Capitol, hasn’t addressed the hypothesis.

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has overtly pined for the possibility to be a part of a second Trump administration, speculating to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in August: “Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins? Is it possible that I’ll be VP?”

Greene on Wednesday described herself as “the biggest supporter of President Trump” in Congress. But in current weeks she and Trump have differed on her quest to overthrow House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), about whom Trump nonetheless speaks extremely.

Trump refused to fire up the dispute whereas Johnson was with him in Florida final month: “We’re getting along very well with the speaker, and I get along very well with Marjorie.”

Kari Lake

Kari Lake, an election-denying conspiracy theorist working for a must-win Senate seat in Arizona, has reportedly been getting on Trump’s nerves by spending an excessive amount of time making an attempt to flatter the previous president at his Mar-a-Lago membership in Florida.

You would possibly say each Lake and Greene are in Trump’s doghouse proper now.

Elise Stefanik

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is one other of Trump’s fiercest defenders within the House of Representatives. She’s referred to as Jan. 6 rioters “hostages” and even scrubbed her previous criticism of Trump’s mob from her House web site.

Stefanik’s vice presidential inventory went up when she confronted college presidents about antisemitism on campus, inflicting them to embarrass themselves by refusing to say if “calling for the genocide of Jews,” as she put it, would rely as bullying or harassment.

Stefanik mentioned in January that she “would be honored to serve in any capacity in a Trump administration.”

Doug Burgum

The Trump staff reportedly likes North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as a result of he didn’t say imply issues about Trump when he was competing within the Republican major this yr, was fast to endorse Trump after dropping his bid, and maybe additionally as a result of he hasn’t shot any canine (once more, that we all know of!).

Burgum, like Trump, is a fellow wealthy man, rich sufficient to have self-funded his personal presidential marketing campaign (which nonetheless didn’t final by the primary nominating contest in Iowa).

Mitt Romney, If He Didn’t Hate Trump So Much

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) just isn’t on Trump’s VP listing — they hate one another — however his canine story reveals why canine matter in politics.

Romney admitted he as soon as put his Irish setter in a crate strapped to the roof of the household automobile for a highway journey in 1983. The household informed the story for instance of Romney’s problem-solving talents, however the incident dogged him when he ran for president in 2012. He informed HuffPost this week it was nothing in comparison with what Noem did.

“I didn’t eat my dog. I didn’t shoot my dog. I loved my dog, and my dog loved me,” Romney mentioned.