Trump’s VP pick uncovered by major GOP rival

Chris Christie

Republicans have been chattering about who could fill the Vice Presidential shoes. Now we have an inside look.

Because Trump’s VP pick uncovered by major GOP rival.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie stated Nikki Haley would “eat glass” to be Donald Trump’s running mate in the presidential election against President Joe Biden.

Christie claimed he spoke with an anonymous South Carolina politician “who knows her really well” over the weekend, and the person suggested Haley would leap at the chance to join former President Trump’s ticket.

“I said, ‘Am I reading this wrong?’ And he said to me, ‘Governor, she would eat glass to get the vice-presidential nomination under Trump.’ That’s how ambitious she is,” Chris recalled on ABC’s “The View.”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has ruled out becoming Trump’s veep, praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for ruling out serving as Trump’s No. 2.

“Give DeSantis credit for this. He said he would not take vice president under Trump under any circumstances,” he said. “Nikki Haley won’t say it.”

Although she usually avoids overtly acknowledging the possibility, Haley has repeatedly stated on the campaign trail, “I don’t play for second.”

Recently, Haley and Trump have been exchanging jabs on the campaign trail at a faster pace. Trump’s team has begun launching its “Kiss of Death” email blitz against her, which is usually reserved for DeSantis.

Rumors about Haley becoming Trump’s vice president have reached fever pitch in recent days, with Trump reportedly asking several of his loyalists for their thoughts on adding Haley to the ticket.

DeSantis has consistently poked fun at Haley’s veepstakes bid, and his campaign even established a mock website for Trump-Nikki 2024.

Some of the 45th president’s supporters, notably Donald Trump Jr. and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), have threatened a revolt if Haley is chosen as Vice President.

“Nikki Haley can’t beat him because she doesn’t want to,” Christie continued. “If lightning struck her tomorrow, and she got the nomination, she’d take it. But that’s not what she’s playing for.”

Christie’s jabs at Haley come as the former South Carolina governor and US Ambassador to the United Nations has racked up good poll numbers in New Hampshire, a state on which Christie has practically gambled his campaign.

With Haley in the way, his path to the nomination becomes much more difficult.

Christie has been pushed to step aside by a chorus of Republicans who want Trump’s primary campaign to fail. SFA Fund Inc., a Haley-aligned Super PAC, has publicly urged Christie to withdraw, claiming the New Jersey Republican has “some helpful impact for Trump.”

Tom Boucher, a former New Hampshire steering committee member for Christie, recently jumped ship to Haley contending she has a better shot at winning.

Chris Sununu, the governor of New Hampshire who has endorsed Haley, has publicly urged Christie to call it quits.

Many of those nudges are based on the belief that many of Christie’s backers will migrate to Haley, strengthening her already slim chances of defeating Trump in the Granite State.

“How insulting to my voters that you would think that they would immediately just waltz over to Nikki Haley, even though Nikki Haley has called Donald Trump the right president for the right time,” Christie said.

Christie, who had endorsed Trump in 2016 but has since expressed sorrow, responded to Sununu earlier in the day Wednesday.

“Since Chris started to work for Nikki Haley and become an employee of Nikki Haley, it’s not the same Chris Sununu anymore,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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