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Tim Scott responds to Trump's veep suggestion, kind words with a suggestion of his own

SALEM, N.H. – Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina reacted to former President Donald Trump’s hint that his 2024 rival could serve as running mate. 

Trump is a “good guy,” Scott said, but added, “I think he’s overqualified to be my vice president.”

Scott, a rising star in the GOP and the only Black Republican in the Senate, is one of a dozen candidates challenging Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

Trump, who is the commanding front-runner in the latest Republican primary polls as he makes his third straight White House run, praised Scott in an interview on Fox News this past weekend.


“I think he’s a very good guy. And we did opportunity zones together. It’s never been talked about. It’s one of the most successful economic development things ever done in this country. And Tim is very good. I mean, I could see Tim doing something with the administration, but he’s in right now campaigning… But Tim is a talented guy, and you have other very talented people,” said Trump.

Tim Scott town hall in New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina holds a town hall in Salem, New Hampshire, on Tuesday. (Fox News – Paul Steinhauser)

Scott was asked about Trump’s comments during an interview with Fox News Digital ahead of his town hall Tuesday evening on the campaign trail in Salem, New Hampshire.

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

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