Monday, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon shared some intriguing details about former president Donald Trump’s probable running mate in 2024.
Bannon argued on his podcast “War Room” that he is a strong supporter of Arizona Republican Kari Lake and would prefer to see her on Trump’s ticket. Bannon stated that 2024 Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. could be Trump’s running companion if Lake is not interested.
Bannon stated that during a recent Question and Answer session, he was asked his opinion on John F. Kennedy Jr.
“Somebody asked about Robert F. Kennedy and the great speech at Hillsdale, his opening speech, and what did I think about his prospects,” Bannon began.
“And I said, ‘Look, I’m a Kari Lake person, but if Kari Lake becomes governor, as she should if this court case, or if not, she runs for the Senate. If she’s not available to be Trump’s VP that Bobby Kennedy would be, I think, an excellent choice for President Trump to consider. There was a standing ovation and this was a very hardcore MAGA war room posse crowd,” Bannon explained.
“I think that that is a signal to the political elites in this country that something very different is going on. And I thought it was quite extraordinary. Robert Kennedy Jr. has huge support for the American populist movement. Look for the GOP elites to start their attacks on Bobby any day now,” Bannon continued.
RFK Jr., the son of the late Attorney General of the United States Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, announced his candidacy for president earlier this month.
Kennedy recently delivered a speech at Hillsdale College in which he discussed the significance of freedom, warned against totalitarianism, and criticized the ever-growing power of the government.
Below is a video of RFK’s presidential announcement:
Please help me share this video announcing my run for President of the United States. #Kennedy24 pic.twitter.com/OLvOXZlRHC
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 20, 2023
Last week, Trump’s campaign staff revealed some intriguing details about his potential running mate.
Trump insiders told the Daily Caller that the 45th president will likely choose a vice presidential nominee who is “loyal,” “charismatic,” and “ideologically aligned” with him.
“No candidates have publicly announced their intent to be Trump’s VP, but the former president has indicated that ‘a lot of people’ are ‘auditioning’ behind the scenes. Trump insiders told the Caller that although there haven’t been any formal discussions to narrow down the pool, there are a set of characteristics that will likely be considered,” the Daily Caller reported.
“We do know one thing about Trump, is that he puts a lot of weight on how well you present yourself. That really matters to him, so I suspect that will matter for his VP choice,” a GOP consultant close to Trump told the Caller, adding that the person needs to be “TV ready.”
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
“Loyalty. That’s the necessary characteristic of anyone who wants to be VP. President Trump and the movement was dragged down by disloyalty in the White House,” a source close to Trump said. CONTINUE READING…