“Makes for an interesting conversation…what are your thoughts? Mr. Schmidt speaking with “Morning Joe” and links to John Boy McCan’t don’t sit well.”
Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, during Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC predicted former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley could be on President Donald Trump’s ticket for reelection in 2020.
“I normally don’t quote Wiki, but this is in his bio…doesn’t win him any brownie points or merit badges from conservatives.”
“Stephen Edward Schmidt (born September 28, 1970)is an American communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain. He is best known for pushing McCain to select Sarah Palin as his running mate. He specialized in “message development and strategy”. “
Schmidt said Haley is “clearly angling for the job” with her new book “With All Due Respect,” adding Trump “has an enormous problem with women” that would be solved by the former South Carolina governor being his running mate.
“It’s about currying favor. She wants to be vice president. She wants to be vice president on the Republican ticket in 2020,” Schmidt stated. “I think there’s an overwhelming chance that Trump will dump Pence to put Nikki Haley on the ticket.”
“[H]e has an enormous problem with women — suburban women in particular. He’s entirely transactional — loyalty is a one-way street. And so, she’s clearly angling for the job. And when you look at the politics of it, she would serve his immediate political interests in a way that Pence can’t. So, I would suggest that he’s going to be gone and she’ll be in. And I think this book’s about that,” he explained.
“I don’t think Trump would dump Pence, but I’ve heard this before. There has talk over the last couple years about Pence not being a part of the 2020 ticket. Is this why Nikki’s new book is being released at this time, appearing to be a strong Trump advocate…even though she has never been? Does POTUS think he can attract more women voters with Nikki…you know there will be a woman somewhere on the Democrat ticket.”