Former White House advisor Steve Bannon revealed President Trump will choose a female candidate as a running mate for his 2024 presidential campaign.
In an interview on the Sean Spicer Show on December 15th, Mr. Bannon talked about potential candidates for the vice president position in Trump’s 2024 campaign.
“My thinking is very structured; I know President Trump will have a female as the vice president,” Mr. Bannon said.
Mr. Bannon, who was the chief strategist in the Trump administration during the initial seven months, named several female candidates for Vice President for President Trump. The list includes South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Kari Lake as potential candidates for Vice President for President Trump.
The ex-chief adviser highlighted South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem as a leading contender, stating, “Kristi Noem, I think, will be very competitive given her understanding of the MAGA movement, which originated from the Tea Party and is very close to President Trump.”
Mr. Bannon, currently hosting the War Room show, also mentioned that Ms. Stefanik is a strong candidate, especially considering her recent efforts in addressing anti-Semitism.
Significantly, Mr. Bannon included Ms. Mace in the lineup, even though she, as a Republican representative, voted for a contempt of Congress charge against him in 2021 and holds a distinct stance on abortion compared to her Republican colleagues.
The former White House adviser praised her for having a “Trumpian attitude,” adding, “She comes at this with a brashness and a set of titanium balls.”
This isn’t the first instance of contemplating a female vice presidential candidate in a Trump campaign. In September, President Trump expressed his interest in selecting a woman as his running mate during an interview with NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’
“I like the concept, but we’re going to pick the best person,” President Trump said. “But I do like the concept, yes.”
Speculation has persistently circulated that President Trump was considering a woman as his running mate to court the female suburban vote, which some strategists see as crucial for defeating President Joe Biden.
During the interview, President Trump was asked about the potential candidacy of Ms. Noem. The former president responded by expressing that she would be ‘fantastic’ and mentioned considering her as a potential Vice President.
“She’s been a great governor,” President Trump said, adding that Ms. Noem gave him a “beautiful endorsement” during a recent rally in her state.
“Certainly, she’d be one of the people I’d consider, or for something else maybe. But we have a lot of people. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party,” President Trump said.
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