This week, political circles have been discussing potential vice president candidates to serve as President Donald J. Trump’s running mates in 2024. It is widely believed that Trump will run and that his announcement will be made as soon as it makes sense to the FEC.
In the past month, Trump has stated numerous times that the campaign financing rule causes “everything to change the moment you announce,” and that is what is motivating him to make an announcement that will “make people happy.”
Now let’s move on to the next subject: who will be his running mate? Since Trump has always supported women in politics and utilized his platform to highlight notable women in other industries when he could, some people believe that he will select a female nominee.
Trump frequently promoted women, despite attempts by the leftist corporate media to portray him as their enemy.
“the media focuses on the President’s Cabinet in which women leaders include the Secretaries of Education, Transportation, and Homeland Security, as well as the first woman to head the Central Intelligence Agency. But the business of the federal government happens across many agencies, offices, and departments where women are at the helm or are second in command. This article reviews an unofficial list of women in some 300 politically appointed roles and dozens of judges and ambassadors.” according to a 2019 Forbes story.
More than 100 women hold politically appointed positions in the President’s Office alone, including several in the positions of Chief, Secretary, Director, Deputy Director, and Counselor to the President.
Women also lead commissions such as Eileen Lappin Weiser, Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Scholars; Samantha Ravich, Vice Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; Michelle Park Steele, Co-Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; and Liz Sara, Chairperson of the National Women’s Business Council.”
So it comes as no surprise that Trump appreciates women, enjoys working with them, and offers them a number of options within his administration.
Martin Walsh, a reporter for the Conservative Brief, noted that “a Newsnation piece recalls how brief 2016 Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort stated he believes Trump would run again and advised he pick someone like South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott.”
Self-described According to Republican Tara Setmayer, who disagreed, Trump “probably going to pick a woman” as his running mate.
“We’ve already seen several Republican women that are vying for Trump’s affection, from Kristi Noem to Elise Stefanik to others,” Setmayer added. “That was an interesting out-of-left-field answer from Manafort.”
Newsnation pointed out:
There are four Republican women most often mentioned as possible Trump running mates: Nikki Haley, Elise Stefanik, Kristi Noem and Sarah Palin. Haley is the most prepared on paper. She was the governor of South Carolina and Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. But, despite their close working relationship and friendship, they’ve had their differences. In 2016, when Trump was running, Haley said she’d endorse any Republican except Trump.
Stefani has been a congresswoman since 2015 and has made a huge shift to the right since her election. She backed Trump during his impeachment and backed his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Noem is nationally known and popular with conservatives, but she took a bit of a hit when she said she’s comfortable with women leaving her state to get an abortion.
Back in late May, CNN published a report speculating that New York Rep. Elise Stefanik is likely a frontrunner.
While talk about a 2024 vice-presidential pick is of course premature, conversations about adding Stefanik to a future Trump ticket have gained steam in recent weeks at Mar-a-Lago and in other Republican circles, sources said. Current and former advisers and others in Trump’s orbit have privately argued that the New York Republican, who replaced Rep. Liz Cheney as the no. 3 House Republican last year, is a fierce and loyal attack dog, and Trump would benefit from tapping a woman for vice president should he run again.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Two people familiar with the matter said Trump has been surveying close friends and allies on what they think of Stefanik, one of several Republican women he is possibly eyeing for the potential VP slot, though he has not ruled out a few male contenders, too. One of these people said the former President believes Stefanik has undergone a genuine transformation – leaving the moderate wing of the party to join its increasingly powerful “America First” flank.
“There is a part of Trump who thinks he needs a female VP. He definitely likes her, likely because of how effusive she is to him,” an adviser to the former president said. CONTINUE READING…