Washington — The last time Donald Trump chose a running partner, he made a traditional choice on Mike Pence — considering the traditional presidential vote balance, this is a relatively safe decision.
As Trump is preparing to retake his White House in 2024 Sealake Manor has a very different view of his new life as a vice president. According to close conversations with over a dozen Trump advisers, and associates, the former President isn’t bound by political or geographical considerations.
People who know Trump’s thinking tell us that Trump’s choice will be influenced by two factors that are highly rated in Trump’s estimation: Trump’s unquestionable loyalty, and Trump’s support for his unfounded claim that the 2020 elections were stolen.
“Many times, a presidential contender will choose a running mate to balance out the two wings of his party. Trump doesn’t see that as a problem. He is the party. It is so united behind Trump,” Trump campaigns Said John McLaughlin. “So his choice, should he run, will boil down based on what he wants. It will be more personal this time.
Trump has not yet officially announced his bid for 2024. He is expected make a decision in mid-2022. However, he is building a campaign and has had to deal with problems with campaign partners more often.
He is NicknameRon DeSantis, Florida Governor (Ron DeSantis), is being considered as a potential running mate. Insiders claim that Veepstakes speculation has increased after they saw him interact with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (Ron DeSantis) and former Secretary Mike Pompeo recently at his Sea Lake Manor Club.
“They all beg me. Trump boasted that they were all there to a consultant, who anonymously shared the account with Politico.
The issue of a running mate, advisers and allies say, has taken on a new dimension in Trump’s mind as he stews over his decision to pick Pence in 2016, only to watch the vice president help certify the election of Joe Biden as president in January Although this is Pence’s legal responsibility, Trump believes that he is unfaithful, and recently even said that on January 6th the Capitol rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence” as “common sense”.
Trump’s advisers said that the considerations that led Trump to name Pence as his fancier in 2016 — an evangelical conservative who was governor of the Rust Belt when he was elected — are no longer relevant . They feel that Trump is more likely next time to follow his instincts. Trump relied on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump as part of the selection process. But if Trump runs in 2024 for the presidency, they will not be expected to fill the same role.
Trump’s chief pollster in 2016 and 2020, Tony Fabrizio, said: “Once you solve these two issues-loyalty and Trump are more free-willed-Tron Pu has a lot of leeway in choosing who.”
“He doesn’t have to balance votes geographically. But what he can choose is to balance gender and race, ethnicity-there is many lanes,” Fabry said. “From Tim Scott in South Carolina, to Asian Americans and Hispanics throughout California, Texas. There are many choices and routes. You still have a lot to do.
Those familiar with Trump’s thinking say that his future vice presidential candidate may be selected from three categories of candidates: women, conservatives of color, or trusted advisers — or “advisors” as described by an adviser. “.
Scott, who was the first Black senator elected in the South since Reconstruction, recently met Trump at Palm Beach.
A Republican observer said that it was a warm and friendly interaction. “Scott is a good example of submissiveness, but not rude like some people. He was thoughtful and was praised by President Obama. “There must have been some chemical reaction.”
Scott is running to be re-elected in 2022. It turns out that Scott is also a great fundraiser. He raised $8.4 million during the quarter. Although he expressed interest in the 2024 presidential race, he stated that Trump would not be running. Already, the senator from South Carolina has begun to visit other early presidential nominees like New Hampshire and Iowa.
Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time advisor, stated that Scott’s shadow presidential campaign and others were also a type of Trump’s vice presidency selection.
“This audition is for Trump. Stone said that Trump is paying close attention. “It is clear that those running for the presidency have been running for vice president,” Stone said. It is important to make it seem like you are there NoRunning for Vice President.
On Trump’s track, there is a view that black campaign partners may erode the Democratic dominance of key swing states, and Hispanic voters are showing signs of more contention—especially in Arizona, Nevada, and Florida. Texas and the State are two of the most important battlefields.
Among Trump’s advisers, Florida Governor Janet Nunez is regarded as a star with a bright future. They praised her speech at the last summer’s nomination conference and said Trump liked her. DeSantis is widely believed to be Trump’s heir. But, her political and public footprint was very limited. They had a cordial, respectful relationship. However, Trump privately considered DeSantis to be a potential competitor.
Trump was recently rumored to be considering DeSantis as his running mate. Many people in Trump’s circles said that Trump would rather put DeSantis in his place than take him seriously as a person.
Trump feels that he created DeSantis. Trump regards him as a rival. He will not have a better figure,” stated a Trump advisor.
Florida politicians might be restricted from winning a nod because of a constitutional flaw that suggests that presidential candidates may face unique obstacles from running partner in the same state.
Florida is unlikely to be a concern for the former president, as he considered Florida his country after his victory by three points in his new hometown. He isn’t as concerned about the rise in conservative voter participation in 2016 because of his strong position within the party.
Trump is aware of his issues regarding female voters. This increases his chances of seeking gender equality in his votes. Trump advisers said that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (Tennessee Senator Martha Blackburn) have emerged from the early veepstakes chatter, because they are “tough and conservative as heck.”
The source said that “Reynolds’ and Blackburn are certainly hunting.”
An early vice president favorite — Trump’s former UN ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley — seemed to have been left out after she criticized him in the January 6 riots. They said Trump insiders also showed relatively low enthusiasm for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski advised him until he was harassed. The scandal was not reported to the media.
People who know Trump’s thoughts will tell you that Trump may choose another white male to be his running mate. This person would likely play the role as an adviser or super chief of staff. Trump might have Mark Meadows as his last White House chief-of-staff, according to a Republican who spoke with him about the matter.
Source said that the source did not rule out Meadows’ consigliere role for the vice president. “Sometimes Pence takes on this role. Nobody wants to admit that now. It is something I have seen. It seems like January 6th has made a significant difference in our relationship.”
Trump’s former acting national security director Rick Grenell also rose in the evaluation of Trump insiders, and another potential presidential candidate, Trump’s Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo is also like this.
“Don’t let Rick sleep. Trump loves him and, unlike Pompeo and anyone else, he does not want to run for president. Trump has a problem with this,” Grenell, a Trump adviser, stated. Grenell recently joined Trump’s Super Political Action Committee board.
Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign staffer who worked in Trump’s administration, stated that it is hard to predict who Trump will choose, as there is still much time. Anyone who is chosen must be loyal, and must not forget to condemn the events in 2020. If they don’t, they can be disqualified.
Caputo was contacted by Kelly Ann Conway, Trump’s senior advisor.
“Who should he choose?” She asked. “Whatever him.”