Trump says he has decided on 2024 running mate but refuses to name them: ‘Can’t tell you’


Former President Donald Trump revealed Wednesday that he’s already settled on a running mate for his 2024 general election campaign if he were to win the Republican nomination for president. 

Trump, however, refused to say who it is when asked during a televised town hall in Des Moines, Iowa. 

“Well, I can’t tell you that, really,” Trump, 77, told Fox News hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, the event moderators. 

“I mean, I know who it’s going to be,” he added. 

The GOP presidential primary front-runner also bragged that he’s been fielding numerous calls from people eager to work in his potential new administration — while blasting the “stiffs” in his last one. 

“I have a lot of people that want to work with me,” he said. “I have people calling — just as I’m getting on the stage, I had a call from two of the very most important people in the military wanting to come work for me.”

“Everybody wants to come to work for us. We’re gonna have no trouble. We had great people [in his first term], we had a couple that were not great, stiffs, as I would call them, but that’s true with anybody,” he added. 

Trump also took aim at President Biden over his policies toward Iran, accusing the incumbent of enriching the US adversary by paying for the release of American hostages and rolling back sanctions

“Iran was broke,” Trump said of the state of the Islamic Republic’s finances when he lost to Biden, 81, in 2020, claiming that he convinced China and several other nations to stop purchasing Iranian oil during his administration. 

“They had no money. There was no money for Hamas, for Hezbollah. There was no money for anybody,” he added. 

Trump specifically called out the Biden administration’s move to extend a sanctions waiver last November that granted Iran access to roughly $10 billion from Iraq in exchange for electricity purchases. 

“They get $10 billion for supplying some electricity to Iraq, which, by the way, they own,” Trump said, calling Iraq “a subsidiary of Iran.” 

The former president went on to argue that the US should’ve taken control of Iraq’s oil production when it invaded in 2003.

“If you’re going to do it, keep the oil, remember, keep the oil,” Trump said, reflecting on his position on the Iraq war before he entered politics. “They didn’t keep the oil … and we have nothing. We have nothing. You know, they used to say about wars, to the victor belong the spoils. We go into someplace, we obliterate it and then we leave. We are run by fools. We’re run by stupid people.”

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