Trump is narrowing down his choices.
In a recent appearance on The Sean Spicer Show, former Trump aide Steve Bannon shared his anticipation that former President Trump would select a woman as his running mate for the 2024 election. Bannon, a key figure in Trump’s 2016 campaign and a chief strategist in the White House until 2017, discussed potential candidates for the vice presidential role.
Among the names Bannon put forward were South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, and Representative Nancy Mace from South Carolina. He also mentioned other contenders such as Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kari Lake, and Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.
During the conversation, Spicer raised concerns about whether Mace would be a suitable choice, emphasizing the need for the chosen candidate not to overshadow Trump. Bannon, however, praised Mace for her “Trumpian attitude,” highlighting her boldness and strong stance on issues.
It’s worth noting that Mace, despite being one of the nine Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress in 2021, has since collaborated with him on his “War Room” podcast. Bannon acknowledged Mace’s resilience, characterizing her as someone with a fearless approach and a resolute demeanor.
Mace’s political journey has included instances of disagreement with Trump, particularly in the aftermath of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots. Despite this, she later emphasized her early support for Trump outside Trump Tower after he endorsed a primary challenger in 2022. As discussions about potential vice presidential candidates unfold, Bannon’s prediction raises the possibility of a female running mate for Trump in 2024.