Colbert: JD Vance's VP Snub Spells Trouble for Trump's Sons

Trump’s VP shortlist narrows, with surprising reasons emerging

by Zain ul Abedin
Colbert: JD Vance's VP Snub Spells Trouble for Trump's Sons
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The decision raised many questions after previous analysis, and now, Donald Trump is finally close to choosing a vice presidential candidate for the year 2024. Ladies and gentlemen, step right up to the world of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and this is what he has to say about one candidate that may not be going far.

Reports indicate Trump has narrowed his choices to three: Some of the presidential candidates were Florida senator Marco Rubio, Ohio senator JD Vance, and North Dakota governor Doug Burgum. Other possible contenders, such as Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem, and Elise Stefanik, seem to have been put on the peripheral.

Of these, confining JD Vance, who wrote 'Hillbilly Elegy,' endorsed Trump and could be good for promotion. But Colbert is rather skeptical and decides that Vance has little chance of winning. Why? Because of his facial hair.

In a recent episode, Colbert featured a clip whereby pundit Marc Caputo said to Erin Burnett on CNN, "There’s some buzz in Trump’s orbit like, 'Look, if JD Vance doesn’t get it, it’s because of the beard.'

" Colbert humorously built on this by saying, "Wow! Trump doesn’t like beards? I mean why on Earth would he hate..." He then put up a headshot suggesting that Vance is significantly similar to Trump’s sons Donald and Eric, which received a round of laughter when the defense asked, "OK, yeah.

Makes sense."

Trump’s Facial Hair Bias

The comedian also pointed out that by choosing Vance, this would be the first time in 150 years a man with a beard has assumed the level of the vice president of the United States.

However, Trump has a disliking for facial hair and this is not something new. He once made a scathing remark on the moustache of his former National Security Adviser, John Bolton, and also asked Donald Jr. to trim his quarantine beard, compared to which Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul are not even in contention for the VP slot.

Privately, Trump can be overheard saying, "Where is my Cary Grant," referring to the Hollywood legend known for being clean shaven and well-dressed, the Washington Post found. Another VP contender, Rubio, recently warmed up the audience for Trump at a rally in Miami, Florida.

The former president also teased the media on the choice of Rubio implying that he might be announcing the latter as the vice president. He then jokingly questioned Rubio regarding the policy he offered for "no tax on tips", as "Marco, you are going to vote for it, I hope. Well, you may or may not be there to vote for it. But you’ll be involved."