While appearing on Face the Nation Sunday, Sanders, who previously served as Trump’s White House press secretary, praised Trump and suggested that she expects him to beat President Joe Biden should he become the Republican Party’s nominee.
Sanders was also asked about the prospect of serving as Trump’s vice president, as she is rumored to be one of several options the former president is considering for the position.
“Look, I absolutely love the job I have,” Sanders said. “I think it’s one of the best jobs I could ever ask for. And I’m honored to serve as governor, and I hope I get to do it for the next seven years.”
Sanders explained that she believes Trump would beat Biden in a hypothetical rematch because both candidates have a 4-year record, one with “a record of success” and the other with “a position of weakness.” She added that “Donald Trump is dominating Joe Biden on” all the issues voters will show up to the polls for, including the economy, border security, and national security.
The Arkansas governor is one of several candidates that Trump is rumored to be considering for his vice presidential nominee, with others including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD). Former United Nations ambassador and fellow 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley was also rumored to be a possibility at one point, though Trump has stated that she is not being considered, saying “she is not presidential timber.”
On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. discussed potential vice presidential candidates for his father, stating that former Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson is still “on the table” as a contender. The comment comes about a month after Carlson himself said it is ““impossible to imagine” himself as vice president.
Trump Jr. also discussed Vance, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson as possibilities — the latter of whom the former president’s son said he would love to see. However, he stated that he believes Carson is “almost too nice for politics.”