Burgum is ‘better’ choice for Trump’s VP, Cramer says

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is the “better” choice to be former President Trump’s running mate.

Burgum has risen as one of the top contenders for Trump’s vice-presidential pick, frequently vouching for him in media interviews and during campaign trials. The North Dakota senator signaled in an interview with KFYR that he believes Burgum would be a stronger candidate to be Trump’s running mate.

“The other three most often referred to are all senators, they’re all colleagues of mine. I love them all, any one of them would be fine. I think Doug Burgum would be a better one. And I think that’s the growing opinion of more and more observers as well as the president himself,” Cramer said.

He was asked about a recent NBC News report that listed Burgum alongside Sens. JD Vance (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as the top three choices to be Trump’s vice-presidential nominee.

“There’s never been anything that Doug has done or said, or that anybody has said about him that has dissuaded Donald Trump in any way,” Cramer said.

Trump said that while he has decided on who will be his running mate, his choice is still left in the dark. He is expected to announce his choice at the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) convention next month.

Several other Republicans have received vetting materials as possible vice presidential hopefuls, including Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.

Burgum did not say on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday whether he had had a conversation with the former president about him potentially serving as his running mate. He also said Trump could win the election “regardless of who is vice president.”

“That process is up to President Trump. And that’s where that conversation should stay,” he said.

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