A new report from Vanity Fair suggests that President Donald Trump and his close aides have “discussed” replacing Vice President Mike Pence on the ballot in 2020 for the president’s re-election campaign.
And the top choice for a replacement? Well, perhaps … Nikki Haley?
“On Monday, Trump hosted a 2020 strategy meeting with a group of advisers. Among the topics discussed was whether Mike Pence should remain on the ticket, given the hurricane-force political headwinds Trump will face, as demonstrated by the midterms,” a source reportedly told Vanity Fair’s political reporter Gabriel Sherman.
““They’re beginning to think about whether Mike Pence should be running again,” the source reportedly told Sherman. “He doesn’t detract from it, but he doesn’t add anything either.”
Rumors have swirled about Haley possibly replacing Pence since the former stepped down from her position as United Nations ambassador to focus on “other projects” and on her family. With just a few short months to go before the 2020 campaign kicks off in earnest, such a break seemed perfectly timed to give Haley a chance to relax and regroup, publish a book, ready her family for an intense campaign, and then re-emerge with the goodwill she’s collected from Republicans during her time handling international foes on a global stage.- READ MORE