As former US President Donald Trump runs for re-election, he wants to field a female vice-presidential candidate as the 2024 Republican candidate, a report claims. Donald Trump has been at loggerheads with his former Vice President Mike Pence, and the two have engaged in verbal attacks on each other.
As Donald Trump’s campaign ramps up ahead of the election, the Times reported that three women are likely on the ticket, along with former president Marjorie Taylor Green, Elise Stefanik and Christy Nome. The first two have been vocal supporters of Donald Trump and have introduced measures in the House seeking to remove both of Donald Trump’s impeachments.
Meanwhile, South Dakota Governor Kristi Nome has been hailed as the most attractive to public voters since 2019 because of her governing experience as governor. She has thrown her weight behind several right-wing initiatives over the past few years.
Why does Donald Trump need a female partner?
Donald Trump is aiming to improve his appeal among undecided young women voters by choosing a female running mate. In 2020, he fared poorly among women voters, far behind the support Joe Biden had garnered. His support among women voters is significantly higher this time around—44 percent from 39 percent last year—and he remains well ahead of Joe Biden.
The report claimed that a female driving partner could further boost his popularity among young women.
Frank Lunds, a Republican pollster, told the Times, “Usually the vice president doesn’t matter, but when the president gets into his eighties, it makes the election even more important.”