(ConservativeInsider.org) – Steve Bannon, one-time aide to former president Donald Trump, said he expects a big fight over who Trump selects to be his running mate in the 2024 presidential election, especially if Trump selects former governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley.
Bannon was a recent guest on the “Human Events Daily with Jack Posobiec” podcast. During his appearance, Bannon suggested that some people, though it was unclear who he was referring to, would try to “force” Nikki Haley on Trump as his Vice President in order to create a unity ticket for the Republican party.
Bannon didn’t mince words, calling Haley a “viper” and suggesting that if Trump selected her as his vice president, his second term in office would “fail.” He further compared her to Dick Cheney, who has been described as the “most powerful vice president” in American history.
Haley currently holds about 10.8% of Republican support, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds 10.6%, while Trump maintains a significant lead with over 63%. Currently, only Haley, DeSantis, and Trump are eligible for the next Republican debate.
Kevin McCarthy, former Republican Speaker of the House, said his advice to Trump would be to select Haley as his running mate, based on her polling numbers, along with the fact that people who have previously said they won’t vote for Trump would be more likely to support him if she was his running mate.
The former president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr, said that he would go to “great lengths” to prevent his father from selecting Haley as his running mate, seemingly implying that his father listens to his political opinion, a fact that has never been demonstrated to the public.
While campaigning in New Hampshire in late December, Haley was asked if she would agree to become Trump’s Vice President. She was measured in her response, refusing to give a straight yes or no answer, instead saying she’s not “playing for second.”
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