Although there may be growing enthusiasm among former President Donald Trump’s supporters regarding the potential selection of a specific former Fox News host as his running mate, an individual with intimate knowledge of the former president’s political philosophy has a message for those individuals:
Don’t get your hopes up.
On Thursday, Sean Spicer was informed by Steve Bannon, who was the former chief executive of Trump’s 2016 campaign and a senior adviser to the president following the election, that Bannon anticipated Trump would select a woman as his potential vice president.
Another veteran of the Trump administration, Sean Spicer, inquired whether Bannon believed Tucker Carlson would make an effective vice president and provided an explanation for his stance.
“I think Tucker would make a great vice president,” Bannon replied. “I think he’s got a very clear vision of what MAGA and America First are. He’s got a very clear vision of the … policies of it, he’s savvy in politics — and he’s got something that is so important in today, the ability to communicate.”
Bannon, on the other hand, estimated that Carlson’s odds of receiving the approval were somewhere between minuscule and nonexistent.
Bannon stated, “My thinking is very structured that I believe President Trump will have a female as the vice president,” Spicer appeared to vehemently concur with this assessment.
Spicer then requested that Bannon “give me that list” of ten possible female running partners. Bannon initially worked for the governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem.
“Kristi Noem, I think, will be very competitive,” Bannon said, “given her understanding of the MAGA movement, came out of the Tea Party, very close to President Trump.”
Bannon promptly enumerated the names of Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former press secretary for Trump and governor of Arkansas, and Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina. Spicer refuted Mace’s nomination on account of her negative past remarks concerning Trump.
“She voted to send me, Shaun, to a federal prison,” Bannon said, laughing. “And [yet] she’s been ‘War Room’ twice.”
“I’m not saying she’s a perfect candidate, there’s not a lot of perfect candidates there, right? All of them have some pretty big short fallings, at least as of now,” he explained. “I think Nancy Mace would have to be included on the list.
“First off, just her Trumpian attitude. She comes at this with a brashness and a set of titanium [testicles],” Bannon added. “Trump loves fighters, right?”
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, current Arizona senate candidate Kari Lake, and Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn were among the additional names that Bannon included on the list.
The video of the discussion between Bannon and Spicer is available below.
If Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had not recently endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, she would have been in the top five, according to Bannon.
President Trump possesses an estimated eight months to arrive at a definitive resolution, given that the 2024 Republican National Convention does not commence until July 15, 2024.