Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-GA) has reportedly conducted multiple conversations with former President Donald Trump about running as his vice president in 2024.
During a Saturday MSNBC broadcast, New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper claimed Greene informed him of discussions with Trump.
Such conversations are hypothetical exercises for now, since the former president has not officially declared his candidacy for president. Trump has, however, dropped many broad hints over the last year that suggest he plans to throw his hat into the ring for the chance to regain the Oval Office.
The former president has hinted at a 2024 candidacy during rallies and candidate endorsements. He has also made random announcements on his social media platform, Truth Social. The latest indication of serious intent on Trump’s part is the expensive renovation of Trump Force One.
The Boeing 757 that became a flying billboard for Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign sat forlornly on the tarmac of a small upstate New York airport. It was parked out of the way with the engines shrink-wrapped with plastic and in obvious need of extensive repairs, according to a CNN report. The report noted that the plane had been performing flights recently that had all the earmarks of shakedown flights to test repairs and flight safety.
Trump Force One, which the 45th president purchased from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has been moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. The WPB airport is about a 15-minute drive from Trump’s Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.
Political analysts have long speculated that Trump would select a female to round out his ticket in an effort to broaden his appeal. Greene has certainly displayed the one trait that Trump seems to value most — loyalty.
So do other female Republicans, though, Draper cautioned network host Ali Velshi Saturday. The Times magazine writer noted former Trump administration member Nikki Haley and Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) may be just as likely contenders for the VP slot as Greene.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) would also be a high-profile complement to Trump for a presidential run. The number three Republican in the House of Representatives was an early convert to Trump’s policy agenda and has not changed course since then. Whether Stefanik would want to exchange a powerful spot in the House for a symbolic position, such as vice president is unclear.
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