At a recent event at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump was spotted alongside rising political star Vivek Ramaswamy. Trump, who has been teasing a potential 2024 presidential run, was in attendance at the “Golden Evening for a Golden President” gala, accompanied by his wife Melania.
The presence of Ramaswamy at the event immediately sparked rumors and speculation about a potential Trump-Ramaswamy ticket in the upcoming election. The 38-year-old businessman and former GOP presidential foe has remained a loyal supporter of Trump, even endorsing him after dropping out of the presidential race.
Trump’s introductory remarks for Ramaswamy seemed to allude to the idea of the two teaming up for the 2024 election. He praised Ramaswamy as being “smart” and “sharp,” and stated that he has a “tremendous future” in politics.
During his own speech, Ramaswamy echoed Trump’s sentiments, declaring that the country “is in the middle of a war” and that Trump is the best person to lead us through it. He also listed several pressing issues facing the US, such as inflation and border control, that he believes Trump is uniquely qualified to handle.
Ramaswamy’s presence at Mar-a-Lago has sparked speculation because of his previous presidential ambitions and his strong support for Trump’s agenda. Despite Trump’s initial skepticism, the two seem to have rekindled their relationship and are now being viewed as a potential dynamic duo for the upcoming election.
This buzz around Ramaswamy as a possible running mate for Trump was also fueled by a recent New York Times opinion piece that highlighted his potential as a strong contender for the vice presidential spot. However, Trump has yet to officially confirm or deny Ramaswamy’s potential role in his future campaign.
Donald Trump enters Mar-a-Lago with Vivek Ramaswamy 👀
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 11, 2024
In a recent interview, when asked about his vice presidential pick, Trump mentioned the names of other potential candidates such as Sen. Tim Scott and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. While he did not rule out Ramaswamy, the fact that he did not name him has also caused many to question his chances.
What is clear is that Ramaswamy has become a rising star in the conservative world, impressing many with his intelligence and support for Trump’s leadership. His presence and speech at Mar-a-Lago only solidified this, bringing him even closer into the spotlight of potential vice presidential candidates for Trump.
⚠️Vivek Ramaswamy and his wife were both very well received at Mar-a-Lago last night.
Trump was about to walk off stage after giving his speech, and then he saw Vivek, and walked back on stage to introduce Vivek after giving his speech midway through his end of speech song “Hold… pic.twitter.com/5PWP1Vwb6W
— Illinois girl Desi (@d_ewinger) February 11, 2024
As the 2024 election approaches, all eyes will be on Trump and his potential running mate. The GOP has several strong candidates to choose from, and Ramaswamy has certainly proven himself to be a formidable contender. Whether or not he will become Trump’s vice presidential pick remains to be seen, but his appearance at Mar-a-Lago has certainly added fuel to the speculation and excitement surrounding the upcoming election.