It is no secret that Donald Trump will definitely run for president again in 2024. He has announced and he is still working to attain the presidency. One thing is certain- Mike Pence wouldn’t be his running mate as vice president.
“I haven’t spoken to him in a long time,” Trump on Pence
In an interview, Trump said with the Washington Examiner of making Pence his vice presidential pick again in 2024. “I don’t think the people would accept it,”. He also said “Mike and I had a great relationship, except for the very important factor that took place at the end. We had a very good relationship. I haven’t spoken to him in a long time.”
Who’s likely to get picked by Trump for 2024?
Trump had never forgiven Pence for refusing to overturn the election results during the counting of Electoral College votes on January 6, 2021.
No one can say assuredly who Trump is going to pick as his Vice president. Trump is showing every sign of running for president again, and there’s been little to suggest that he would face any serious competition for the nomination. The question has made people curious about who is going to get picked by Trump as his running Vice President.
Let’s go through a few of the most obvious options. Trump is not the kind of person who would just simply forgive and forget. There are some lucky people who can get picked by Trump:
- Ron DeSantis: This would be the dream ticket for many MAGA loyalists. The Florida governor is the most liked of the politicians not named “Trump” within the party. He is likely to get picked by Trump.
- Nikki Haley: Nikki Haley may also get picked as she had good terms with Trump. Haley, who served as the United Nations ambassador during the first part of Trump’s White House tenure, is one of them. (Since then, their relationship has had its ups and downs.) Plus, as an Indian American woman, she would be a different sort of candidate than Republicans have been dominating in recent elections.
- Tim Scott: While the South Carolina senator has been occasionally willing to criticize Trump, he had a good relationship with Trump as he always stood by Trump. Scott has already said he would endorse Trump if the former President ran again in 2024. And Scott would be a history-making pick as the first Black candidate on a national Republican ticket.
- Glenn Youngkin: He recently became the governor of Virginia. But he proved in the 2021 campaign that there is a way to thread the needle between the party’s Trump-loving base and the suburban voters who are turned off by the former President’s bombast.
- Ted Cruz: There are so many chances that he may get picked as he always had a good relationship with Trump. He has quite a good following who would love to see Ted as a Vice President.