Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon claimed on Monday that “a big fight” would take place in Spring to determine whether Nikki Haley becomes former President Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate.
During an appearance on Human Events with Jack Posobiec, Bannon predicted, “We’re gonna have a big fight that will take place in the Spring.”
Steve Bannon tells @JackPosobiec his prediction: “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…” pic.twitter.com/1qbtJjeBnl
— Human Events (@HumanEvents) January 1, 2024
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. 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 to Trump will be just like Dick Cheney to Bush. That’s what she’ll try to do.
CBS News reported last month that Trump had been asking his advisers “for their thoughts about Nikki Haley as a potential vice presidential candidate,” despite Trump’s allies expressing heavy opposition to the idea.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson warned last month that he would fight Trump’s reelection campaign if Haley was on the ticket, while Donald Trump Jr. told Newsmax he would “go to great lengths to make sure” that such a pairing would not happen.