Trump Says: ‘My Revenge Will Be Success’

Former President Donald Trump told the crowd at a Fox News town hall that he will take revenge in a second administration, noting that his “revenge” will be “success.”

At Tuesday’s South Carolina town hall meeting, an audience member asked Trump what he says to independents and moderates who agree with him on policy but are worried Trump would preside over retribution for his political enemies. Trump recapped the successes of his first term in office before delivering the line: “My revenge will be success.”

The National Pulse called the potent one-liner, which received “rapturous applause” according to the paper’s editor-in-chief, “the important line which will doubtless underscore his campaign’s response to similar inquiries throughout the campaign.”

The former president’s entire statement was, “I don’t care about the revenge thing. I know they usually use the word ‘revenge.’ ‘Will there be revenge?’ My revenge will be success.”

In response to Trump’s answer, ACT for America Founder and Chair and NYT best-selling author Brigitte Gabriel wrote, “[This] is the type of man and leader we need in the White House!”

During the Fox News event, Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked Trump about six possibilities for his running mate: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), biotech entrepreneur and former GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) or former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D).

“Are they all on your shortlist?” she asked.

“They are. Honestly, all of those people are good. They’re all good, they’re all solid,” Trump said before honing in on Scott, “A lot of people are talking about that gentleman right over there. He’s been such a great advocate. I have to say this in a very positive way, Tim Scott, he has been much better for me than he was for himself.”

“I watched his campaign, and he doesn’t like talking about himself,” Trump joked. “But boy does he talk about Trump… I called him and I said, ‘Tim, you’re better for me than you were for yourself.’”