Trump Considering Elise Stefanik For VP

( – With 10 months to go until the next presidential election, former President Donald Trump is already the clear favorite to win the Republican nomination. Naturally, talk is already turning to who he’ll choose as his running mate and future vice president. One name is starting to gain some traction — New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

Stefanik Is Backing Trump

On January 17, Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) announced on X (formerly Twitter) that on January 19 she would be joining Trump as he campaigned in New Hampshire. It’s an important trip for Trump. His campaign to return to the White House got off to a good start recently with his crushing victory in the Iowa Republican caucus. Now, he’s facing the first of the primaries, which will take place in New Hampshire on January 23. If he wins that convincingly, as he’s almost certain to, the momentum will clearly be with him — and, with his selection as the GOP’s nominee looking likely, people will want to know who will be running alongside him.

Recently, NBC News reported that, according to Trump insiders, he has a list of possible vice presidential candidates — and the name at the top of it is none other than Elise Stefanik. When her name came up recently at a dinner at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, he nodded and said “She’s a killer.” Stefanik had just been in the news for grilling three liberal college presidents over their failure to condemn anti-Semitism. Her tough, no-nonsense approach won her praise from Democrats as well as Republicans, and gave her profile a significant boost.

Stefanik might not seem the most likely running mate for Trump; she started out on the GOP’s moderate wing, and campaigned for Mitt Romney in 2012. However, she’s become much more conservative over the last decade and is now firmly in the MAGA camp. In 2022, Trump said of her, “She was kind of with us before, but she’s really with us now.” Insiders say the most important thing Trump wants in a VP candidate is loyalty, and Stefanik delivers in that department. On top of that, she has real electoral appeal. As a 39-year-old woman, she could attract demographics where Trump himself is weaker, and her merciless evisceration of the college presidents has won her a lot of fans among Americans fed up with the relentless growth of woke ideology.

As for Stefanik herself, she’s ducking questions about a run at the vice presidency, but she recently told NBC News she’d be happy to serve a Trump administration in any role. Between her undoubted loyalty and her appeal to Trump’s supporters, she’s almost certain to get a senior job if he wins — and there’s a real chance her name will be on the ballot papers alongside his.

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