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Trump eliminates Marjorie Taylor Greene and Kari Lake from V.P. consideration: report

Trump’s pick to become his plus-one as he marches toward November 5 as the presumptive GOP nominee is purportedly narrowing.

The search for former President Donald Trump’s Vice President has been whittled down to three top (and young) lawmakers: Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are the top choices, according to GOP strategist and conservative blogger Ryan Girdusky.

Among the trio, all are more than a decade younger than Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence (who is 64). Rubio, who is 52, is the oldest of the lot. Vance is 39 and Britt is 42.

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Britt landed in D.C. last year but her name has been floating around Trump’s orbit since January.

She’s been described as a rising star in the party after serving as an aide to retired Sen. Richard Shelby.

Vance has telegraphed that he’s not seeking to be considered for the V.P. but is MAGA through and through and came to Trump’s defense when fingers pointed at him in the aftermath of Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

“If I had been vice president, I would have told the states, like Pennsylvania, Georgia and so many others, that we needed to have multiple slates of electors and I think the U.S. Congress should have fought over it from there,” Vance said last month.

As for Rubio, who once ran against Trump during his first bid, he had been considered to join his ticket back in 2016, only for Rubio to reject it, according to The Washington Times.

Those that didn’t make Girdusky’s three include other names that have been bandied about including: South Dakota Gov, Kristi. Noem, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Arizona senatorial candidate Kari Lake, and his former press secretary and current Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Ditto for former rivals Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and recent presidential dropout former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

“He certainly tells a lot of people they’re on the list. But I have been told fairly confidently by very top people that they are not on the list — that the list is just those three,” Mr. Girdusky was quoted in The Washington Examiner.

The Trump campaign has knocked the veepstakes prognostication.

“That is trash,” Chris LaCivita, senior advisor to the Trump campaign, said. “Anyone who claims that they know or that they have heard is a damn liar.

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