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Trump Names Texas Governor Greg Abbott as Potential Running Mate



During a recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, former President Donald Trump mentioned Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas as a potential candidate for vice president.

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump expressed his consideration of Abbott for the role, praising him as “a spectacular man” who has “done a great job.”

“He is absolutely on my list,” Trump said.

Trump has hinted at various prominent Republican figures as possible vice presidential contenders, including Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.

Responding to Trump’s remarks, Abbott expressed his gratitude but emphasized his commitment to Texas, particularly addressing the state’s immigration crisis.

“Obviously, it’s very nice of him to say, but I think you all know that my focus is entirely on the state of Texas,” Abbott stated during a press conference. “As you know, I’m working right now on the midterm election process. I’ve already talked about that. I’ve announced that I’m running for reelection two years from now, and so my commitment is to Texas, and I’m staying in Texas.”

In 2022, Trump endorsed Abbott in a competitive race for his reelection as governor. Abbott reciprocated last year by endorsing Trump during his visit to the southern border, describing it as a “tremendous honor.”

Trump’s trip to Eagle Pass, Texas, aimed to highlight the border crisis under President Joe Biden’s administration. He also humorously suggested that Abbott could replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had announced stepping down from his position, according to the Texas Tribune.

Abbott has received acclaim from Trump and other Republican leaders for his efforts to manage the surge in immigration, despite challenges from the Biden administration. The governor has allocated millions of dollars to transport illegal immigrants to Democratic “sanctuary cities” and deployed the Texas National Guard to secure the border area.

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