Former President Donald Trump has launched his campaign and is now on the campaign road, making stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Trump told CNN that he is “more committed” than ever to regaining the White House. Appearing in New Hampshire before to a second swing in South Carolina, Trump said he was furious about the country’s trajectory and pledged to come to the first-in-the-nation primary state “many, many more times” in an effort to repeat his 2016 victory in the Granite State.
“This is it,” Trump told members of the New Hampshire GOP at their annual meeting in Salem. “We’re starting right here as a candidate for president.”
In 2024, the revelation of Trump’s running partner is eagerly anticipated as he embarks on a cross-country campaign tour. The list of Republicans is broad and impressive, and Trump may choose from a number of prominent contenders. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is perhaps on Trump’s short list of selections. Her name has been floated as a leading candidate for Trump’s running partner for some time.
Robert Draper, a writer for the New York Times Magazine, stated on MSNBC in October that the fiery Georgia Republican has informed him that she may be on Trump’s ticket next year. “To be honest, it’s probable that Trump has had this conversation with at least a half-dozen other people as well,” he told host Ali Velshi, adding that Greene may know information that other GOP women do not. “What Greene possesses that Trump so craves is loyalty. She has always been there for Trump. She has always had his back and after his experience with his last running mate, Mike Pence, it’s clear that he’s going to prize loyalty above all else, so I wouldn’t count it out,” he said.
Greene spoke about Trump over the weekend as Trump began on his campaign road, stating that he is bringing with him the same vigor and can-do spirit that he shown during his 2016 campaign.
“I spoke with President @realDonaldTrump today in between his two big events in New Hampshire and South Carolina. He sounds amazing!” she wrote on the former president’s Truth Social platform. “He is fired up! He loves this country!! He is going to win!!! And the GREAT PEOPLE ARE WITH HIM! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” she added in a post with several U.S. flag emojis.
Conservative Brief continues that “War Room” podcast host Steve Bannon said in an interview last week with NBC News: “This is no shrinking violet, she’s ambitious — she’s not shy about that, nor should she be. … She sees herself on the shortlist for Trump’s VP.”
When Greene “looks in the mirror, she sees a potential president smiling back,” Bannon noted further.
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“She sees herself on the short list,” Steve Bannon told NBC.
A second source who has advised her said her “whole vision” is to get on the ticket.
This explains the *why* of her oft-chronicled recent rebrand efforts.
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NBC News stated:
A second source who has advised Greene said her “whole vision is to be vice president.” The source, who has ties to Trump but spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, said he also believes Greene would be on Trump’s short list.
That goal is at the heart of Greene’s recent efforts to rebrand herself as a politician who can stand astride the divide between the party’s hard-liners and its establishment wing, the sources told NBC News.
“She’s both strategic and disciplined — she made a power move, knowing it would run up hard against her most ardent crew,” Bannon added. “She was prepared to take the intense heat/hatred short-term for the long-term goal of being a player.”
NBC News noted further:
“Her push for McCarthy alienated some of her allies in the House Freedom Caucus and like-minded conservative activists, but that was a calculated risk, according to Bannon. Trump has not publicly given any indication that he is seriously considering a vice-presidential pick at this early point in the process, and aides did not respond to NBC News’ inquiries about Greene’s chances of ending up on a Trump ticket.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Greene is not the only running mate whose name has been bantered about. The names of South Carolinians Senator Tim Scott and former Governor Nikki Haley Have also been in speculation. Trump’s visit to South Carolina on Saturday promoted a call from Haley about the 2024 election. CONTINUE READING…