Trump Likes ‘the Concept’ of a Female Running Mate

Former President Donald Trump said he hasn’t yet given much thought to the person he’ll choose as his running mate if he gets the Republican nomination for president, but he likes “the concept” of having a woman by his side in the job.

“Are you leaning toward a woman?” NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker asked in an interview Thursday.

“I like the concept, but we’re going to pick the best person,” Trump replied. “But I do like the concept, yes.”

He said that he tries not to “think too much about it.”

“You always do a little bit, but I really don’t think it’s time. I want to win,” he told Welker.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, recently endorsed Trump at a rally in the state, fueling speculation that she could be a likely contender for his potential vice presidential pick. Trump said she would be someone he’d consider choosing, calling her “fantastic.”

“She’s been a great governor,” he told Welker. “She gave me a very full-throated endorsement, a beautiful endorsement actually. And, you know, it’s been a very good state for me. And certainly she’d be one of the people I’d consider, or for something else maybe. But we have a lot of people. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party.”

The interview, Welker’s first as moderator of “Meet the Press,” will air Sunday on NBC affiliates across the country. NBC News has also extended an invitation to President Joe Biden to sit down with Welker for an interview.

In the wide-ranging interview, Trump also said he was against an age limit for running for president but supported a competency test.

“You know, I took a test two years ago, three years ago. And as the doctors said — and it was in front of doctors and a whole big deal at Walter Reed [hospital], which is an incredible place. And I aced it. I get everything right. I’m all for testing. I frankly think testing would be a good thing,” Trump said.

Since the 2020 election cycle, Trump has boasted that he “aced” a cognitive test. But it was not an IQ test; it was a 10-minute screening used to evaluate mild cognitive impairment or early dementia.

“A lot of people say it’s not constitutional to do it. But I would be for testing, to test to make sure everyone’s just fine,” he said. “But a lot of people say that can’t happen because of the Constitution.”

Trump — who is three years younger than Biden and would also be the oldest president ever if he wins the White House — said the issue was not age as much as competency.

“[You] know, some of the greatest world leaders have been in their 80s. I’m not anywhere very near 80, by the way,” said Trump, who is 77 years old.

“I don’t think Biden’s too old,” he added. “But I think he’s incompetent, and that’s a bigger problem.”

The former president also confirmed he left a note for Biden when he left the White House in January 2021 — a tradition for outgoing presidents.

“Can you give us a little sense of what you said?” Welker asked.

“You know, it’s interesting. He actually said it’s up to me to do, and I actually think it’s up to him to do,” Trump said. “I left him a note. I think it was very — it was a nice note. I took a lot of time in thinking about it. I’d love him to do a great job, even if it was very bad politically.”

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  1. This is beyond silly…but lets take him seriously for about one minute.
    Even if Noem can win South Dakota for Trump (which he probably do not need as that is a solid GOP land) How many electoral votes come from South Dakota?
    But stupid is as stupid does and I do not want to suggest anything that can help any of those GOP MAGA morons get any closer to destroying our country

  2. C’mon, no sexism or racism! We get enough of that evil from the evil Democrats…
    Evil Hitlerite/Communist/criminal/traitor/liar Jokementia Bribery and crime Family have already destroyed our USA far more than we can keep allowing…

  3. Amazing the stupid comments by the Demorats on this site but I think Niki Haley would be an excellent choice

  4. Kristi Noem IS a terrific choice if Trump chooses to use her as a female running mate. She has done a hell of a job in South Dakota in ALL of the RAMPANT and ongoing stupidity of the Biden Administration in forcing vaccines illegally on people and interfering with places of worship and ending personal choices while using COVID as an excuse for his own incompetence. Noem kept the peace and did NOT allow policy to ruin either the lives or economy of her state and I think it fair to assume that she would be capable of doing the same if elected as VP! I am a 100%disabled by Agent Orange Vietnam veteran BUT with a 56 year old degree in Government earned on 6/4/1967 and I have NEVER seen a more UN-AMERICAN oriented so-called Government than this sorry excuse for one and I have witnessed the entire decline of America having been born in 1945 3 days BEFORE the invasion of IWO JIMA and spending 2 years after Vietnam in DC at the Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center as staff on the multiple traumatic combat amputee wards. I was also personal assistant to and field protection for Chaplain (CPT) Charles Angelo Liteky of the Army’s 199th Light Infantry Brigade, MOH awardee for valor which he received from LBJ on 19 November 1968 in the East Wing of the White House. Unlike a lot of people, Biden included, I did NOT take deferments or leave the country to avoid service in Vietnam; nor did I join the Public Health Service for the same reason. I LIVED UP TO MY DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN! :FEW DO SO IN THE SAME MANNER TODAY AND MORE IS THE PITY FOR THAT! God Bless Trump, and Governor Noem should they run together, even though lunatic leftists would persecute and prosecute me for so stating; if they could IN TOTAL VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND RULE OF LAW THEY SO DISRESPECT AND CHOOSE TO IGNORE!

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