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The Republican Dream Team in 2020: Trump and Nikki Haley

Updated on July 2, 2019
Nikki (Left) and Donald (R) in the White House.
Nikki (Left) and Donald (R) in the White House.

With the polls always showing that Trump has failed to expand his 40% support base (these are the people that are devout followers and see nothing that Trump does as disqualifying) and knowing that Trump could lose in 2020, the Republicans have quietly looked around to replace VP Pence.

The VP spot has always been a placeholder, a backup, position to the President should something bad happen to POTUS. It is largely a thankless job and mostly pomp and ceremony, although some important duties are assigned to the VP. For Pence, it has been just that. He has hinted at running for POTUS sometime in the future and has that aspiration. In the Trump administration, he has largely been there for photo ops, ceremony, and has been his devout follower. He has tried to clarify Trump's gaffs and a much nicer person for the media to deal with. But, he has been mostly unimportant, like most VP's. He certainly does little to enhance the Trump ticket.

Nikki Haley

It has been mentioned a few times, as the 2020 election starts to boil, the Trump could ask Pence to step down. Anything does happen with Trump, and Trump and Pence seemed to have had some discussions about this possibility if one reads in between the lines with rumors of a Trump-Haley ticket for 2020. I am sure Pence would graciously concede, if this becomes reality.

Nikki Haley would open up the Republican base because of her sex and ethnic background (parents are from India). Her pre-marital last name was Randhawa. While she is outspoken while in the United Nations defending America that sometimes differed from Trump, she was also a governor of South Carolina for six years. Like Pence, she also has aspirations about being president in 2024. While she did resign from the UN before Trump could fire her, they remain on good terms and she is willing to campaign for him. In a political strategy meeting for the 2020 campaign, Trump asked if he should dump Pence. The consensus was that Pence did nothing to expand his base but Haley would especially in those key black voter states where Haley is from. It would also keep those women within the party who are unhappy with Trump's gross personality towards women. It is not uncommon for the party ticket to change for the incumbent and this has happened a few times in American history.

For Haley, despite differences with Trump, it would provide a open road to the 2024 election and provide VP experience. With the polls showing that Biden continues to win the election by a large margin, Trump could be seriously thinking of a change that would secure his nomination again.

This would be Nikki Haley.

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      9 months ago

      I would say Nixon was the best VP in modern times.

      What is it about Nikki that makes her presidential material in your opinions?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      9 months ago

      Actually, Nikki is being touted for 2024 as president, but the VP spot would be good recognition and status. I will shocked if ANY republican runs against Trump in 2020. The only one might be Kasich.

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      9 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      How about just her? She is one person who served under Trump and came out alive. Impressive.

      Brad and Perry: For the record, when is the last time we had an impressive VP? Maybe Gore. After all, he won an election (if we counted getting a majority of votes).

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      9 months ago

      we finally agree on something! Haley would be great.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      9 months ago

      Pence like Biden hasn't been an impressive VP

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