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Potential Trump VP Pick Faces Strong Opposition Despite Cable News Push

In the quest for a potential running mate, former President Donald Trump seems to be considering various options, but one candidate, in particular, is facing significant resistance.

According to sources in South Carolina, Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) has been actively positioning herself as a potential vice presidential candidate. She has utilized cable news appearances, attention-grabbing publicity stunts, and bold social media posts to promote her aspirations.

However, a source close to Trump has conveyed a strong aversion to Mace, stating that he “absolutely hates Nancy Mace.” One of Mace’s former aides went even further, asserting, “I would see Trump pick [Mike] Pence before he picks Mace.” The former staffer emphasized that there is “no chance in hell” that Trump would select her, citing her apparent disdain for the former president.

According to the aide, Mace has expressed strong negative opinions about Trump, going so far as to label him an “idiot” and using other disparaging language. The former aide concluded, “She is not a friend of Trump, and Trump is not a friend of hers.”

Trump’s campaign spokesman, Steven Cheung, dismissed these claims, stating, “None of these so-called sources know what they’re talking about.”

Rep Nancy Mace speaking truth… pic.twitter.com/qxkJUSNwuX

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Despite the speculation surrounding potential running mates, Trump recently indicated skepticism about the current pool of Republican candidates for the 2024 nomination. However, one name that stands out to him is South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem.

During a recent interview, Trump praised Noem, saying, “I think she’s fantastic. She’s been a great governor.” Trump hinted at the possibility of considering her for a significant role, stating, “certainly, she would be one of the people I would consider for something else, maybe.”

While Trump expressed interest in the concept of selecting a woman as his running mate, he emphasized the importance of finding the right person for the role. He acknowledged that the decision ultimately revolves around the individual who will assume the presidency.

Recent polls indicate a resurgence in Trump’s popularity, with a slight lead over Joe Biden in seven crucial battleground states. Widespread disapproval of Biden’s handling of the economy has contributed to Trump’s advantage in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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In a hypothetical three-way race involving Trump, Biden, and Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey shows Trump claiming 39% support, with Biden trailing at 33% and Kennedy at 19%. Trump maintains a lead even without Kennedy in the race, securing a 5% advantage over Biden, according to the poll.

As the 2024 election approaches, Trump remains a prominent figure, leading Biden by a slim margin, as indicated by RealClearPolitics’ average of polls.


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