Multiple GOP sources familiar with the matter revealed that Trump may have already decided on his running mate for a 2024 Presidential bid.
For sure it won’t be turncoat Pence, Former President Donald Trump is reportedly considering New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik to be his vice presidential nominee, should he make another run for the White House in 2024.
According to CNN, Trump’s inner circle has allegedly begun to talk about Stefanik, the third-ranking Republican in the House and chair of the House Republican Conference (HRC), potentially joining the ticket, in part due to the belief he would benefit from selecting a woman.
You read it right, Trump is considering New York Rep. Elise Stefanik:
“There is a part of Trump who thinks he needs a female VP. He definitely likes her, likely because of how effusive she is to him,” an advisor to President Trump told CNN.
“President Trump thinks very highly of Elise Stefanik,” longtime Trump friend Chris ruddy said. “She has been talked about in circles close to him as a potential vice presidential.”
Stefanik is chair of the House Republican Conference and is the third-ranking Republican House member. The only hitch would be that she formerly cultivated a “moderate” persona.
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President Trump, however, believes that this persona has been shed in favor of a MAGA attitude.
With hope, she is a far cry from Mike Pence.
On the note of Pence, when asked what his thoughts were on Pence running, President Trump said he “wouldn’t be concerned” about it and that “people are very disappointed in Mike, and if he ran, I don’t think that would be a problem.”
While in the absence of an official 2024 bid, Stefanik is far from set in stone, the sources close to President Trump report that he is frequently asking about her as a VP pick and that it seems likely she will be his selection in 2024.
Will be, not would be, not-so-subtly cements the idea that President Trump will run again in 2024.
Stefanik told the New York Post in October it would be “an honor” to serve in Trump’s administration if he was elected to the office again.
Meanwhile, Pence has not ruled out a 2024 presidential run of his own, which Trump said he “wouldn’t be concerned” about.