Meghan McCain predicted that President Trump will “go toe for toe” with former Vice President Joe Biden if he chooses to add a woman as his running mate.
The “View” co-host forecasted Friday that former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley could be replacing Vice President Mike Pence as Trump’s running mate if his Democratic challenger in the 2020 presidential race chooses a female as his vice presidential pick.
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“I still think, though, that if he chooses a woman, then Trump is going to kick Pence out and put in Nikki Haley,” McCain said as “The View” co-hosts discussed Biden’s potential running mates.
“Because I think they’ll go toe for toe and they’re going to be like, ‘You want to identity politics me? I’ll identity politics you.’ And I just … I think they’re gangster,” she added.
Haley, who has been a vocal supporter of the president, resigned from her position as United States Ambassador to the United Nations in 2018.
“I don’t know if the party would like that, to take Pence out,” co-host Joy Behar interjected, saying she thought the vice president was recently “starting to look good.”
“I think they would. They need the win,” McCain countered, poking fun at her co-host. “It’s amazing you’re such a Mike Pence fan.”
“I’m not a fan of the whole Republican Party right now, at all,” Behar responded, adding “but compared to Trump, he seems like he’s in MENSA.”
Although there has been previous speculation that Trump could drop Pence as his vice-presidential running mate in the reelection, the president reiterated that he was behind Pence “100 percent.”
“Mike Pence — I know I’ve seen this rumor that keeps popping up, and Nikki would be great, but Mike Pence has done a phenomenal job as vice president,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in November. “He’s our guy, he’s my friend, and look, we have a great team.”
CNN political analyst Paul Begala floated the “certainty” of Haley on the GOP ticket earlier this month.
“This is not a prediction. It’s a certainty. On Thursday, July 16 — that’s the date the Democrat gives his or her acceptance address — on that day, to interrupt that narrative, Donald Trump will call a press conference at Mar-a-Lago. He’s going to dump Mike Pence and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms,” Begala pronounced during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of the month.
“You watch. Guaranteed,” Begala added. “Trump put Pence in charge of coronavirus to throw him under the bus.”
As the discussion on “The View” unfolded, Behar and co-host Sunny Hostin emphasized the benefits of Biden choosing a woman as his running mate. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who has previously posited failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for the role, floated a different possibility on Friday.
“You know who he should pick, but he won’t,” Goldberg asked, sparking a round of guesses ranging from Abrams to former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“No, no, no,” she responded, shaking her head.
“Is she bigger than a bread box?” Behar asked, prompting McCain to question, “What’s a bread box?”
“It’s a place — in the olden days, that’s where we used to put —” Goldberg began but soon abandoned the lesson
“The person who really is qualified to do it, and he cannot pick her, Hillary Clinton,” she said, adding that the former Secretary of State would be “brilliant.”
The women went on to gush about the recently released Hulu documentary on Clinton, with Hostin remarking that it was “spectacular” and showed how the failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee “has been so misread.”
McCain agreed that the documentary was “intense” but worth watching as the women continued discussing Clinton’s potential as a vice president. Ultimately, McCain concluded that the former first lady had “too much baggage” to be a successful running mate.
The idea of Biden choosing Clinton for his administration has been floated in recent weeks as his campaign experienced a comeback of sorts to catapult him to frontrunner status after Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared to take the lead in the race for a while.
Outspoken conservative actor James Woods suggested Clinton has something up her sleeve with her recent public comments and television interviews, presenting what was seen as an eyebrow-raising theory recently.
So I pretty much predicted this. It’ll be #Biden and #Hillary as his vice presidential candidate. He will eventually “gracefully” resign as his dementia worsens and… Voila! #MadamePresident at last! (and in case he gets indicted for his Ukraine corruption, she’ll pardon him… pic.twitter.com/rNbvHyepbi
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 4, 2020
John Sununu, the former White House Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush, echoed the idea and recently said he believes Clinton is “angling to be the vice presidential nominee.”
“I think as almost everything the Clintons do, there is a bigger purpose behind what’s going on,” Sununu told Fox News last week. “I think she is actually angling to be the vice presidential nominee hoping the party will understand that if Biden is the nominee, they have to have a backup there that the public has confidence in.”
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