Byron Donalds says he’s ready to be Donald Trump’s VP pick

'Could I do that job? Yeah, I could.'

With Donald Trump moving closer to being the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee in 2024, a Southwest Florida Congressman is confident that he could serve the former President’s running mate.

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds said he would be up for the job if it was offered to him.

“There’s a lot of people in our party, who frankly have asked if I’m going to be the VP and I keep saying, ‘Look, it’s not my call. That’s Donald Trump’s call and I’m going to support whatever he does.’ But could I do that job? Yeah, I could,” Donalds said on the Will Cain Show.

He acknowledged that Trump is “going to make that decision,” but he “would” do the job, because “it’s about putting this country in position to be successful.”

Donalds knows some may be skeptical that he has the chops, but cited legislative experience both in Florida’s Legislature and Washington, D.C., as well as his roots in “the inner city” of Brooklyn, New York.

“Some people might be like, ‘Well, you know, you’re a two-term congressman, what makes you think that you could be on that list?'”

Like many of those who have been identified as potential Trump running mates, Donalds has worked as a surrogate, explaining away seeming gaffes from the former President in that capacity.

After Trump said his indictments made Black voters more likely to support him because they’ve been “hurt and discriminated against,” Donalds offered an uncompromising defense of the comments on Meet the Press. He said he “understood” what Trump was saying.

“This is something similar that Black people have had to deal with the justice system themselves,” Donalds said. “Their look of it is real simple: Well dang, if the government is going after him with foolishness he can’t be that bad, especially considering the fact that Joe Biden is terrible at his job.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • VD

    February 27, 2024 at 5:13 pm

    He would be a great pick. Someone that can actually speak and articulate things unlike the current VP who is only skilled at one thing. Right Willi?

    • Dont Say FLA

      February 27, 2024 at 5:33 pm

      Byron Donalds knows the MAGAs absolutely wouldn’t miss the opportunity VP Byron would present like they missed with Pence.

      He’s effectively admitting right now that he will do whatever the orange Donald tells him come next January 6th tantrum time.

    • MH/Duuuval

      February 27, 2024 at 9:10 pm

      Public health authorities are warning that VD is rampant, and can affect the mouth as well as other bodily orifices.

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 27, 2024 at 10:06 pm

        Don’t forget the measles!

        There’s more measles cases in Rhonda’s Anti-Vax “Free State of” Florida (just counting Central Florida; Counting the entire state is not necessary for Florida to rank Number Biggest Loser in state by state comparisons) than the rest of USA. COMBINED.

        Free. To die. Of stupid shit. But not because you’re dying of am excruciatingly painful cancer or something. Only stupid shit is an allowable reason to die.

    • JD

      February 29, 2024 at 6:53 pm

      Heck ya! Head be a great complementary pick.

      Both of them can be the convicted felons ticket.

      Drug deal, bank fraud Donalds and Rapist / fraud / insurrectionist Trump.

  • Josh Green

    February 27, 2024 at 5:35 pm

    His nickname could even be “Token”.

    • Token Black

      February 28, 2024 at 8:05 am

      I live in Colorado, dude. My family is here. I have “friends with benefits” with Wendy (plus moving away could trigger her. She is a murdering psychopath). I have legal weed. Why would I move to Floriduh?

      • Ron Forrest Ron

        February 28, 2024 at 9:02 am

        “Why would anyone in their right mind move to Florida unless it’s to stay warm while they wait to die” says the $5,000 signing bonus offered to anyone willing to relocate from another state to be a police in Florida.

  • ScienceBLVR

    February 27, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Uh… so Trump is going to pick a man of color as VP? Not sure how that plays with the whites only wing of MAGA…

    • Jesse Jackson

      February 27, 2024 at 10:05 pm

      It’s the Demos that call black conservatives “Uncle Tom”. So who are the racists?

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 28, 2024 at 7:26 am

        Notice how you are the only commenter that’s written that derogatory name from the 1900s, you MAGA?

        Hi. It’s MAGAs. They’re the problem. It’s them.

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 28, 2024 at 7:50 am

        Also, Trump doesn’t need a black guy as VP. He already has his 91 felony indictments. “The blacks” love Trump. He said so himself, so you know it’s true. It’s true.

  • Christian Nationalist Fort florida

    February 27, 2024 at 6:09 pm

    N!??€r please

  • Michael K

    February 27, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    Well, technically, I could be in line to be the next pope.

    A girl can dream.

  • Phil Morton

    February 27, 2024 at 9:25 pm

    Two guys from Florida brings nothing to the ticket. Sorry dude.

    • Dont Ask Dont Tell

      February 27, 2024 at 10:00 pm

      Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! They din’t ask, so don’t t’ell.

  • James Madison

    February 27, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    All these people are silly, headline-grabbing wanker politicians.

    “The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves.”

    In elections with close electoral college votes, nullifying FL’s 29 votes would be stupid, silly, and nuts.

    • Dont Say FLA

      February 27, 2024 at 10:09 pm


  • Alexandra Zakhvatayev

    February 28, 2024 at 6:45 am

    Byron, if you are VP, to which state will you desert me for? Perhaps – AZ ?
    It would be so perfect. So symbolic.
    Afterall, the plants don’t need to be watered there.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 28, 2024 at 7:14 am

    Good mornting America,
    Despite all the leftist raciest hate comments against Black Man Byron Donalds ….. lets just have some fun with this.
    What this reminds all Sage Patriots is the Leftist Swooning back in the day of 8arak 0bama.
    Rememder the “On The Come” Nobel Peace Prize? Sure you do ….. HA HA HA!
    Do you remember the “Twisted $exual o8session with “The Crease Of His Pants”? Sure you do ….. HA HA HA!
    And now Dook 4 Brains Leftys gang up on a 8lack Man with childish r@ciest insults.
    The Left totally disgusts Me, Earl Pitts American, along with all VOTING 8lack folk in Our Great Nation.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American
    *queue all American Patriotic music cranked up Loud ….. “Ray Charles Belts Out AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL*

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 28, 2024 at 7:26 am

      ….. “FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA” ….
      Thank you Ray Charles In Heaven and thank you to all his Beautiful Backup Singers “The Rayetts” ….. if you dont know “G00gle It” Chumps!!!!
      Thanks again America The Beautiful and thanks to all you Dook 4 Brains Leftys who we really dont like but tolerate as best we can because you are Americans.
      Earl Pitts American

    • Dont Say FLA

      February 28, 2024 at 7:30 am

      Pops all’s i said was the MAGAs definitely would not fail when told to hang Mr Byron like how they gave Mike Pence a running head start. Like you taught me I am happy for Mr Byron being a black guy is Mr Byron is happy for himself being a black guy. Everybody should be who they are unless the are a kid diddler like people say about Matt Gaetz

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

        February 28, 2024 at 12:17 pm

        You cant do anything wrong beautiful Son/Daughter,
        Much love,

        • Dont Say FLA

          February 29, 2024 at 9:18 am


    • JD

      February 29, 2024 at 6:55 pm

      Tick-tock Shitts… you’re falling behind on your tasks.

  • Alexandra Zakhvatayev

    February 28, 2024 at 8:16 am

    It’s February only and it’s not been easy on me & Byron.

    When shall we receive the announcement.

    Suspense is killing me. but keep going…keep going….

    Take it as far as you can go

  • JD

    February 29, 2024 at 6:55 pm

    tRump needs his pot dealer closer than speed dial.

  • Joe

    March 1, 2024 at 10:33 am

    A criminal and a servile toadie, sounds exactly right for Trump’s VP pick.

  • CCB

    March 3, 2024 at 4:33 pm

    Byron would be an excellent pick. very articulate, smart and very bold and courageous plus he’s a true patriot.

    Trump will be unbeatable w/ Byron! Frankly, although I vote for Trump, I would prefer Byron as my President.

  • cantfixstupido

    March 3, 2024 at 5:20 pm

    Byron’s charges for distributing weed were 24 years ago. WHO cares. It’s irrelevant to 2024 election and our need to save this country from total destruction. Donald presents as a solid black man. A REAL black man this time. Unlike the half white half Kenyan we had before in the oval office. Byron would actually be the FIRST BLACK as in AFRICAN AMERICAN black man to hold office in oval office. Can’t count Kamala. She’s half Indian (from India) and half Jamaican. So yes it’s time we have a real BLACK MAN in the oval office. TRUMP/Donalds 2024. Tim Scott is too nice and gentle a man for the pulpit, but not for oval office. We don’t need “nice”. We need righteously angry leaders. Fighters. MEN who aren’t afraid to stand up and fight for the USA and put AMERICA FIRST. Including putting African Americans first before criminal predator ILLEGAL ALIENs from China, Venezuela, , Haiti, Guatamala, etc….and leaving African American children behind in school to teach the children of these illegal aliens ….AMERICA FIRST. We can’t help others if we are destroying ourselves within.

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