In an interesting revelation, former White House adviser Steve Bannon has indicated that President Trump is likely to select a female running mate for his 2024 presidential bid.
This significant statement was made during Bannon’s appearance on the Sean Spicer Show on December 15th. Bannon, with his deep insight into Trump’s political strategies, emphasized, “My thinking is very structured that I believe President Trump will have a female as the vice president.”
Potential Female VP Candidates Listed
Bannon, who played a pivotal role as the chief strategist in the early months of the Trump administration, identified several potential female vice presidential candidates.
The list includes influential figures such as 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.
Highlighting Noem’s strong connection with the MAGA movement and her proximity to Trump, Bannon remarked, “Kristi Noem, I think, will be very competitive given her understanding of the MAGA movement came out of the Tea Party very close to President Trump.”
The Surprising Inclusion of Nancy Mace
Interestingly, Bannon’s list also features Nancy Mace, despite her differing views on abortion and her vote for a contempt of Congress charge against Bannon in 2021.
Bannon praised Mace’s bold approach, saying, “She comes at this with a brashness and a set of titanium balls.” This inclusion underscores the diverse range of candidates under consideration and Bannon’s willingness to look beyond political disagreements.
Trump’s Past Consideration of Female Running Mates
The idea of a female vice president is not new in Trump’s campaign strategy. In a previous interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump expressed his openness to the idea, stating, “I like the concept, but we’re going to pick the best person.”
He acknowledged the appeal of choosing a female running mate, especially considering the strategic importance of winning over suburban female voters.
Speculations on Trump’s VP Choice
Amidst the speculations, President Trump has spoken highly of several potential candidates. In particular, he lauded South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, saying she would be a “fantastic” VP choice and acknowledging her strong support at a recent rally. “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,” Trump added.
Polls Indicate Trump’s Strong Position
As the election draws closer, polls are showing Trump in a leading position against potential Democratic nominee President Joe Biden.
A recent Morning Consult poll for Bloomberg News shows Trump ahead by 5 percentage points in seven key swing states.
These states, crucial for election victory, include Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
A female VP may be the right move
With election day only 11 months away, the potential for President Trump to choose a female vice president has become a topic of considerable interest.
Steve Bannon’s insights, coupled with Trump’s previous statements and current poll standings, suggest that a female running mate could be a strategic move for the Trump 2024 campaign.
This decision, if realized, could significantly impact the dynamics of the upcoming presidential race.