As President Trump continues to dominate polling for the 2024 Republican primary field, the question has emerged as to who he will choose to be his vice presidential running mate ahead of next year’s election.
Although the business tycoon and political outsider picked the politically experienced then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, whose selection acted as an olive branch to establishment conservatives in 2016, a new report from news publisher 1945 revealed that Trump’s 2024 vice presidential pick could potentially “stun the world.”
The report floated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Arizona Republican Kari Lake, and Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., as the potential running mates for the 45th president, each of whom would bring different contributions to the table.
Regarding Greene, the report stated “Trump loves her and she loves Trump. And impressively, MTG seems to be pivoting to more mainstream acceptance with the GOP (as demonstrated through her support of Kevin McCarthy for speaker.”
The report also added that Greene can “appeal to both MAGA and the mainstream,” and her presence on the ticket could appeal to voters in Georgia, of which the swing state’s 16 electoral votes are crucial to victory.
It is also possible for Trump to choose Lake, who credits recent her gubernatorial loss in Arizona to election irregularities. One of Trump’s most ardent supporters, the article credited the well-seasoned former television anchor for being able to convey the 45th president’s message with “glitz and polish.”
While Lake technically lost Arizona in 2022, her presence on the ticket as a resident of the state, and her ability to speak with gravitas on the public stage, could help move the state toward Trump’s column in 2024.
However, Lake may run for another office in 2024. She told Piers Morgan, in a video posted to his Twitter, that if she does not “get a fair outcome” in her gubernatorial election legal challenge, she will “run for Senate, most likely.”
On Noem, the report cited her unchanging loyalty to the 45th president as one of her silver linings writing that, “Trump values loyalty above seemingly all else.”
Although her home state is not competitive, she may be an electorally viable option as a popular female governor whose presence on the ticket could help Trump capture the suburban women demographic he struggled to carry in 2020.
Noem’s anti-lockdown pandemic policies could also help energize Trump’s base, as she was the only governor who did not order any businesses to shut down in March 2020.