Kellyanne Conway Suggests Former President Trump Select ‘Person of Color’ as Running Mate

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Former senior adviser to former President Trump Kellyanne Conway suggested in an op-ed published on Monday that, upon securing the Republican nomination, Trump should appoint a person of color as his mate.

Conway, who served as Trump’s campaign manager in 2016 and subsequently as his adviser in the White House, suggested as potential candidates Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla. ), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.).

Trump’s eventual vice presidential selection, according to Conway of The New York Times, should be predicated on who can aid him in winning the general election and assuming office for a second term.

“Taking all of this into consideration, if I were advising Mr. Trump, I would suggest he choose a person of color as his running mate, depending on vetting of all possibilities and satisfaction of procedural issues like dual residency in Florida. Not for identity politics a la the Democrats, but as an equal helping to lead an America First movement that includes more union workers, independents, first-time voters, veterans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and African Americans.” Conway wrote.

Furthermore, she contended that in regards to the matter of abortion, Trump’s running colleague should possess the ability to ameliorate the harm and reverse the tide.

Democrats have amassed a number of decisive electoral victories in the roughly two years since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Conway, who in 2016 advocated for Trump to select former Vice President Mike Pence, wrote that Rubio, Scott, and Donalds, former Trump Cabinet official Ben Carson, Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-Texas), and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who recently suspended his 2024 campaign and endorsed Trump, would be on a list of potential 2024 running mates.

Trump has expressed his awareness of potential running mates but has minimized the importance of this matter in relation to the potential election outcome in November.

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