“I know who it’s going to be.”
Perhaps the most memorable line of Trump’s town hall appearance, which was held at the same time as the showdown between DeSantis and Haley in yet another CNN-hosted GOP debate.
And that line relates directly to Trump’s potential running mate for 2024.
Of course, Trump, being Trump, did not yet reveal who would be running along beside him, though he did strongly suggest who his running mate would not be – Christie, who just officially suspended his campaign.
“I don’t see it … That would be an upset. Christie for vice president,” Trump chortled.
However, could Trump’s vice presidential pick be either Haley or DeSantis?
Indeed, DeSantis is widely known to be in the position he is in now due to Trump’s support, and he certainly gives as good as he gets.
For instance, in the most recent debate with Haley, DeSantis declared that his opponent is presently suffering from “ballistic podiatry,” in terms of shooting herself in the proverbial foot on more than one occasion.
“We don’t need another mealy-mouthed politician who just tells you what she thinks you want to hear just to try to get your vote, then to get into office and to do her donors’ bidding,” DeSantis declared during the debate.
“You’re so desperate. You’re just so desperate,” Haley retorted at another point of the debate, namely when DeSantis rattled off Haley’s ostensible mistruths.
With the Iowa and New Hampshire primary caucuses looming, it will certainly be interesting to see which candidate pulls the most votes – Haley, DeSantis, or Trump – especially as it is not unreasonable to theorize Trump may well be moving towards the candidate with the strongest showing in either Iowa or New Hampshire.
The mainstream media seems to have become obsessed by the possibility of Haley allegedly “auditioning” to be Trump’s running mate, especially as she avoided criticizing the top GOP presidential candidate for a significant percentage of her campaign.
Recently, an ultra-liberal outlet has all but proclaimed that it magically knows Haley’s “end game.”
“From the start of the 2024 Republican coronation, everyone’s motives were obvious except for Haley’s. Mike Pence wanted a postscript. Chris Christie wanted to sound an alarm. Doug Burgum wanted a Cabinet post. Vivek Ramaswamy wanted a TV show. Ron DeSantis – bless his heart – was the lone candidate running because, at least in early 2023, he thought he could win the nomination. Tim Scott was the guy running to be Trump’s vice president. And Haley? What was her angle?” The Atlantic queried.
Gotta love the way that the mainstream media tries to build suspense, as if it ever does anything that’s not an indirect order from the globalist billionaires that control it.
“Nikki Haley has finally uncloaked her endgame: She wants to be Donald Trump’s running mate,” the mainstream media announced triumphantly, apropos of nothing, adding that Haley was obviously “auditioning to be Trump’s running mate.”
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, however, has a rather different take than the mainstream media.
“I don’t see any world where we still need oxygen that Nikki Haley is asked to be the vice president, I don’t think she wants it, I don’t think he wants her, and I think there’s a lot of other options that make a lot more sense,” Spicer informed The Hill.
Tellingly, Spicer did not allude to a single other option, making Trump’s recent declaration even more mysterious.
Spicer, did, however, suggest that Trump will be announcing his choice shortly after the caucuses in Iowa and New Hampshire.
“If Trump can win decisively in Iowa and New Hampshire, I think, for all intents and purposes, the race is over,” Spicer declared.
Perhaps then Trump will reveal his running mate, which is clearly on the minds of multiple Americans desperate for a much-needed shift in leadership … ASAP.
Author: Ofelia Thornton