Former President Donald Trump seemed open to the idea of bringing on Republican presidential opponent Vivek Ramaswamy as his vice president — and there was a crucial reason. (Check out the video below.)
“Everyone who said I was the best president of a generation… I have to like a guy like that,” Trump told Glenn Beck on Blaze TV Tuesday when asked about Ramaswamy as a potential vice president.
Trump remains the clear favorite for the Republican nomination while Ramaswamy is third in many polls.
“He’s a smart guy. He’s a young guy. He’s very talented. He’s a very, very, very intelligent person,” added Trump, who faces four charges and possible trials in the campaign. “He has good energy and could be in any shape. I tell you I think he would be very good. I think he really excelled.”
Trump lightly warned Ramaswamy not to “get a little controversial”.
“Some things have to be held back a little,” the former president advised.
Ramaswamy has vowed to pardon Trump if he wins the presidency, calling him “the best president of the 21st century” during the first GOP debate Trump didn’t attend. In a recent interview, the 38-year-old entrepreneur was confronted with the 91 criminal charges Trump is facing. He questioned some of Trump’s decisions, but not his criminal record.
As for the controversy Trump may have been referring to, Ramaswamy sparked a firestorm last week when he confronted Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), How To Be An Antiracist author Ibram X. Kendi and others progressive anti-racists as comparable to “modern KKK’s great wizards”.