Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has suggested that the outcome of a significant confrontation will determine whether Nikki Haley becomes former President Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 election. During an episode of the podcast “Human Events with Jack Posobiec,” Bannon emphasized the upcoming clash, which is expected to take place in the spring.
“They’re gonna try to force Nikki on the ticket. They’ll say Trump needs a woman, Nikki on the ticket, she balances things and she can bring together that 15% of Never Trumpers in the Republican party. We’re going to have to have that fight. If Nikki Haley is in this administration in any capacity, it will fail,” Bannon said.
“She’s a viper. She’s a viper and once she gets in there, she’ll try to run it as prime minister. She’ll try to be Dick Cheney. Her relationship with Trump will be similar to that of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. That’s what she’ll try to do,” he added.
The former governor of South Carolina has indicated that she is not interested in becoming Trump’s vice president and has made it clear that she is not willing to settle for second place. Other influential figures, such as Donald Trump Jr. and Tucker Carlson, have also expressed their opposition to the idea of Haley joining Trump’s campaign. During a campaign event in New Hampshire, Haley was asked if she would consider being Trump’s running mate, but her response remains undisclosed.
Haley did not give a straightforward answer and said, in part, “If you want to talk about vice president, I will tell you this now: I’ve said it before—I don’t play for second. I’ve never played for second. I’m not going to start now.”
BANNON: “We're going to have a big fight that will take place in the Spring, they're going to try to force Nikki Haley on the ticket, to say Trump needs a woman”
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 1, 2024