(NewsReady.com) – In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump was up against formidable resistance within the Republican Party. He went on to obliterate their opposition and win the presidency. This time around, there is more of the same. One of the people opposing the 45th president’s potential GOP nomination is Larry Elder, a conservative commentator who is running to be the nominee. Despite the fact that he opposes Trump, he recently said he was open to joining his ticket.
In an interview with Newsweek, Elder said that he believes the party needs to get behind someone “whose last name is other than Trump” and who has the support of a “sufficient number of swing voters” if they want to “win in November 2024.” Despite his opposition to the GOP frontrunner, he said he was a “big fan” of Trump. The news organization asked him if he would consider being Trump’s vice president.
Elder responded, saying he wasn’t running to be a VP or score a cabinet position; he was “running for president.” If he loses the primary race, and Trump or Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called him and asked him to be the vice president, he said he’d “take the call.”
Larry Elder Open to Being Donald Trump's Running Mate: 'Will Take the Call'https://t.co/2ZQccLm6Qx
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 3, 2023
The conservative radio host explained that he likes Trump but thinks the former president has been attacked so many times he won’t be able to appeal to the voters necessary to win. Elder said that even if the billionaire former POTUS “walked on water,” there would be “so many voters in swing state” who wouldn’t cast their ballots for him. He said he didn’t know what to do about “Trump derangement syndrome” but theorized that someone might be able to “develop a vaccine” one day.
Elder said he believes he’s the person who could ultimately appeal to enough swing voters to help the Republican Party win the general election.
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