Former President Donald Trump has once again latched onto the media spotlight with his announcement that he has a running mate selected for a potential 2024 presidential bid.
During a recent town hall event with Fox News, Trump teased viewers by stating that his VP search was over, but he was waiting to unveil his choice in a dramatic fashion. As with all things Trump, this decision is being hyped up like a television show, leaving supporters and critics alike speculating on who the chosen candidate could be.
One name that has been floating around as a potential VP choice is South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. However, her recent decision to cave on the issue of trans athletes has garnered intense backlash from the conservative base, making her a questionable pick for Trump. Other names being tossed around include Senator Tim Scott, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, and Congressman Byron Donalds.
Congresswoman Stefanik, in particular, has caught Trump’s eye for her fierce loyalty and ability to drive the news on important issues. During a dinner with Mar-a-Lago members, Trump referred to her as a “killer” after witnessing her viral moment at a congressional hearing where she challenged university presidents on their handling of antisemitism on college campuses.
But it’s not just her viral moments that have caught Trump’s attention. Stefanik has been a strong and unwavering ally of the former president, making her a top choice for his running mate. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has even stated that Stefanik is at the top of Trump’s list for VP candidates.
Stefanik’s impressive fundraising abilities have also likely played a role in her rise to the top of Trump’s radar as a potential running mate. With the former president facing numerous legal battles, a strong fundraiser by his side would be beneficial to cover the hefty legal fees.
While Stefanik’s name is currently at the forefront of VP speculation, it’s important to remember that Trump has not yet secured the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination in 2024. Until that happens, all speculations and announcements should be taken with a grain of salt.
Donald Trump Jr says that he’d “love to see” his dad pick Tucker Carlson for VP pic.twitter.com/kBApst9hh3
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 18, 2024
Regardless of who Trump ultimately chooses as his VP, it’s clear that loyalty will be a key factor in his decision. As always, Trump prioritizes those who have shown fierce loyalty to him and his policies, making the guessing game of who his running mate will be even more intriguing.
Any guesses on who Trump’s VP pick is?pic.twitter.com/WLOsIr8GQI
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@niceblackdude) January 11, 2024
With the media frenzy surrounding this announcement, it’s safe to say that all eyes will be on Trump and his eventual VP pick in the coming months. We’ll just have to wait and see who gets the ultimate nod from the former president.