Trump’s 2024 Running Mate Revealed?

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) could be former President Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate, according to recently surfaced speculation.

The Georgian Republican, who is known for her fringe conspiracy theories has been promoted from castaway to one of the GOP’s most influential voices in a short few years, but that influence could be amplified if Trump chooses her to be his running mate.

In an interview about his book “Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind” on the Daily Beast’s podcast “The New Normal,” journalist Robert Draper made these claims.

Draper asserts that Trump has been contemplating choosing Greene as his running mate since February, given her loyalty throughout his career.

An excerpt of Draper’s book published by The New York Times details an interview the journalist had with Greene, in which she said she would be “honored” to be Trump’s running mate.

However, Greene pointed out the expected fallout from such a move, saying, “I think the last person that the RNC [Republican National Committee] or the national party wants me as his running mate.”

Yet that reality isn’t completely far-fetched. Greene’s rise has been rapid, and her resilience remarkable.

Her ascent within the GOP began with a victory in Georgia’s 14th district but quickly derailed after a few months as a lawmaker when she was Democrat-controlled House removed Greene’s house assignments for her unsavory social media activity before entering Congress. Her activity included expressing support for the conspiracy theory QAnon and liking a post on Facebook that called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be shot.

When she compared wearing masks to the Holocaust, those within the GOP — including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) — criticized her.

But her exile was short-lived; just last month, she sat prominently behind McCarthy as he unveiled the GOP’s midterm agenda in Pennsylvania.

By 2024 her rise and resilience could pay off, and her political future may include a stint in the White House.