Former President Donald Trump has decided against Vivek Ramaswamy as his vice-presidential pick for 2024. However, Ramaswamy is still in consideration for a cabinet position. This information comes from a source close to the matter.

Ramaswamy, who once competed against Trump, endorsed him after exiting the race post-Iowa caucuses. His support on the campaign trail has been significant.

Speculation about Ramaswamy being Trump's VP pick grew due to their close association. Trump has hinted at a "short list" for running mate but has kept the details private.

Bloomberg first reported Ramaswamy's removal from VP contention, mentioning him as a potential Homeland Security secretary. Ramaswamy's spokesperson emphasized his commitment to supporting Trump and making changes in the private sector.

In January, it was reported that Ramaswamy was not likely to be chosen as Trump's running mate. The two had previously clashed, with Trump criticizing Ramaswamy's campaign tactics on social media.

Jason Miller, a senior Trump advisor, had also stated that Ramaswamy would not be the VP choice. Other potential candidates for Trump's team include Doug Burgum, Elise Stefanik, and Robert Lighthizer, with Kevin McCarthy being considered for White House chief of staff.

During a Fox News town hall, Trump seemed receptive to including several notable figures on his VP "short list." However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis soon after dismissed any speculation about his own candidacy.

The possibilities for Trump's running mate remain open, with several individuals not ruling out their interest in the position.

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