Trump Picks His 2024 Vice President?

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( – On Wednesday during an interview with New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook Summit, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) argued that former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley would be a good choice as a running mate for former President Donald Trump. Trump and Haley are both competing in the 2024 presidential primary race for their party, with Trump still leading the race with a significant lead.

In the interview, Sorkin directly asked McCarthy who he believed would be the “right person” for former president Donald Trump to pick as his running mate. Sorkin suggested as possible options 2024 GOP presidential candidates Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), Vivek Ramaswamy, and Haley, as well as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). In response, McCarthy argued that if he was a political person his advice would be for someone to pick a political person who would act as an addition to the team rather than a subtraction. This means that the person being chosen should not  be someone who already “equates to you.”

He added that if this was an entirely political decision then the anti-Trump vote in the Republican party appears to be going to Haley. McCarthy pointed out that Trump needed to have the support of not only the Republican base but also independents to win the White House, and even pointed out that there were voters who were completely against voting for the former President.

This is why McCarthy believes that Trump must select someone who voters would be willing to back on his ticket. He added that in this case those people who might have otherwise not backed Trump could end up backing them because of who is on their ticket.

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