Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who worked in the Trump administration as White House press secretary, is among the names mentioned for Donald Trump’s vice president.
However, Sanders said she’s content with her current role as Arkansas governor.
While appearing on “Face the Nation,” Sanders was asked about the vice president rumors.
She shut down the idea of being Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election.
“Look, I absolutely love the job I have. I think it’s one of the best jobs I could ever ask for, and I am honored to serve as governor, and I hope I get to do it for the next seven years,” Sanders said.
Would Arkansas Gov. @SarahHuckabee, who was one of Donald Trump's White House press secretaries, be open to serving as his vice president?
"I love the job I have," she says, adding that she hopes to do it "for the next seven years." pic.twitter.com/MJsyvZom7p
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 21, 2024
During the interview, Sanders said Trump is “dominating” Joe Biden on every major issue for voters.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump is “dominating Joe Biden” on every major issue that drives voters to the polls pic.twitter.com/8eT33l0EUC
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CBS News reports:
Still, Sanders, who took office last year, touted her endorsement of Trump in recent months, saying that the coming presidential election “is very simple,” while contrasting Trump’s record with President Biden’s.
“It’s a very clear contrast,” Sanders said. “One has a record of success coming from a posture in a position of strength in Donald Trump, and one who comes from a position of weakness.”
Although Sanders did not directly answer if she thought Trump would unite the country, she said Trump had “empowered” her to “do my job” when she felt she was under attack from the media and people on the left.
“I know that he can deliver again, because he’s done it before,” she added.
Sanders argued that Trump is winning on “every single thing that voters actually care about” and that drives them to the polls, pointing to the economy, the southern border and national security more broadly.
“I have no doubt that the matchup in November will declare Donald Trump a clear victor because of that, that contrast,” she said.
President Trump said he already has someone in mind for his vice president and suggested people won’t be surprised by his choice.
From The Hill:
Former President Trump on Saturday suggested he has his pick for vice president and hinted people will not “be that surprised” by his choice of running mate.
Asked by Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier in New Hampshire about when he will decide who could join him on the ticket if he secures the nomination, Trump said, “Well, it’s never really had that much of an effect on an election, which is an amazing thing, both election and primary. It’s never really had much of an effect.”
“I may or may not really [decide] something over the next couple of months. There’s no rush to that. It won’t have any impact at all. The person that I think I like is a very good person, a pretty standard. I think people won’t be that surprised, but I would say there’s probably a 25 percent chance that would be that person,” Trump continued.
Asked if Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) — who dropped out of the GOP primary race in November and endorsed Trump on Friday — is on the list, Trump described the senator as a “great guy” while highlighting other political figures from the Palmetto State.