With the ascent of former President Trump in the surveys, conjecture regarding his selection of a running colleague for the 2024 election intensifies and becomes more pervasive.
An ample pool of potential candidates exists to serve as Trump’s campaign companion. The remaining candidates in the Republican primary, in addition to a group of senators, governors, and non-currently-elected political dissidents, are all conceivable candidates.
Regarding his preferences, Trump has been reticent and has not yet declared his vice presidential nominee. However, former UN Ambassador and governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, who was elected during the Trump administration, has been consistently gaining ground in recent polls despite being ranked below Trump.
Lara Trump has conveyed her willingness to consider the possibility of a Trump-Haley ticket. “Crazier things have happened,” she previously told Newsmax. “I would never say never with Donald J. Trump.”
Son of the former president, however, is not so receptive to the notion. Indeed, he is adamantly opposed to it. “I wouldn’t have her, and I would go to great lengths to make sure that that doesn’t happen,” he told Newsmax’s Eric Bolling in a recent interview.
Nevertheless, Trump Jr. observed Haley’s ascent in the surveys. “Ron DeSantis has proven that he doesn’t have what it takes to be on that stage. He’s embarrassed himself that way,” he opined. “She is now the preferred candidate.”
The New York Post states:
“Nikki Haley wants never-ending wars. She’s a puppet of the establishment in Washington, DC. She’s the new favorite candidate of the billionaire class because they want control—no different than academia and Harvard and using their billions to exercise influence.”
Haley has surged in recent weeks in 2024 GOP primary polling, closing a recent American Research Group survey within four percentage points of Trump.
From 2017 to 2018, she served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. Even former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has expressed doubts regarding her potential appointment as his vice president amid her surge in the polls.
Her VP-related rumors have piqued the interest of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign, which has recently launched a website titled Trump-Nikki 2024.
CBS reported that in recent weeks, Trump has questioned several of his closest associates regarding Haley’s suitability for the position of vice president.
Haley has tamped down speculation of vice presidential aspirations, insisting, “I don’t run for second.” Moreover, she has criticized Trump, saying that “chaos and drama” follow him. CONTINUE READING…