How Donald Trump is reportedly planning to choose his Vice Presidential running mate will leave you scratching your head

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One of the biggest questions left to be answered in the lead up to the 2024 Presidential election is who Donald Trump will select as his Vice Presidential running mate.

His supporters want an answer sooner rather than later.

But it’s how Donald Trump is reportedly planning to choose his Vice Presidential running mate that will leave you scratching your head.

Reality show to pick Trump’s running mate?

Former President Donald Trump has fundamentally changed American politics.

And his latest speculated move could revolutionize how voters expect to pick a candidate. 

Trending Politics is reporting that the 2024 Republican Presidential nominee is considering using a reality game show-type system – not unlike his successful reality show, The Apprentice – to pick his running mate for November’s General Election. 

Unnamed Trump advisors supposedly told Trending Politics “the process is gearing up to be both a spectacle and a strategic play, aiming to captivate the Republican base.” 

The report goes on to claim that Trump’s selection process will feature potential candidates competing in a series of challenges and evaluations judged by the former President. 

And audiences will be allowed to monitor as well. 

Trump himself has publicly named numerous individuals who could potentially serve as his running mate, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and even former Hawaii Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Media reports citing supposed unnamed sources within Trump’s orbit have also indicated that Trump’s list may also include names like Senators JD Vance (R-OH), Katie Britt (R-AL), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Arkansas Governor and former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

Trump knows successful entertainment

The Apprentice first aired all the way back in 2003. 

It featured business professionals with outstanding resumes competing in a variety of challenges with the grand prize of being hired by the Trump Organization.

Of course, it was Trump who chose the winner each season, and each week would fire one contestant, leading to the catch phrase, “you’re fired.” 

The first five seasons played out with business professionals competing. 

Following the sixth season, seasons of Celebrity Apprentice were mixed in. 

As the name would suggest, celebrities would compete in business-oriented competitions for donations to their favorite charity. 

Winners of Celebrity Apprentice included Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels, John Rich, Arsenio Hall, Trace Adkins, and Leeza Gibbons.

The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice were ratings hits for NBC. 

Millions of Americans watched each season – the inaugural season averaged 20 million viewers and double-digit ratings. 

Should Donald Trump turn his VP selection into a reality TV show?