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Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘would be honoured’ to join Trump on 2024 presidential ticket

Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘would be honoured’ to join Trump on 2024 presidential ticket
The Georgia congresswoman said she had a great relationship with the president and spoke with him frequently

Républicain Représentant Marjorie Taylor Greene has publicly come out in support of the notion that she could hitch a ride on Donald Trump’s potential bid for the presidency in 2024, stating that she’d be “honoured” to run alongside him as his vice-president.

“I think if he asked me I would definitely give that some strong consideration,” she said when asked by hosts during an interview on America’s Real Voice last week whether she’d be interested in being the twice-impeached president’s running mate.

“I love President Trump. I never hide that fact," elle a ajouté, emphasising how she has both a “great relationship” with the one-term president and speaks with him “frequently”.

The pro-Trump lawmaker said she’s “so thankful for him and his family, and we all are.”

“I defend him all the time. I swear I would fight for that man because he fought for us, and that’s the kind of president we need back, and if [il] were to ask me [to be vice president], bien sûr, I would be honoured," elle a continué.

The freshman congresswoman reportedly faced calls to join the former president’s ticket in 2024 when she joined him as he hosted the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf event at his country club in New Jersey over the weekend.

While appearing alongside Mr Trump, Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson and the former real estate mogul’s son, Donald Trump Jr, Ms Greene was reportedly met with chants of “MTG for VP”, les Washington Examiner signalé.

The former president has yet to officially announce his plans to run for a second term in the Oval Office but began signalling his intent to do so as early February 2021. À l'époque, he teased at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando that “it is far from being over,” and that “we will be victorious and America will be stronger and greater than ever before.”

Though the former president has all but said the word “go” on triggering his reelection campaign, GOP donors’ coffers have signified that there could be a potential challenger to the Republican ticket for 2024: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

<p>Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump Jr stand in front of a crowd at the LIV Golf event at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey over the weekend</p>

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump Jr stand in front of a crowd at the LIV Golf event at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey over the weekend

“I think there’s a significant movement within the donor base,” Eric Levine, a Republican lawyer and fundraiser, said in an interview with L'indépendant earlier this month about the Florida governor being a likely successor to the MAGA movement.

Support for Mr DeSantis, the GOP fundraiser added, is followed closely by former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.

“There’s a concern that Donald Trump is the singular one Republican whomay not be able to win in 2024,” he said.

Mr DeSantis, an avowed ally of the “Make America Great Again” president, faces reelection in the fall and has creatively deflected the question of running in 2024 whenever asked by reporters.

Recent polling from GOP activists suggests that he could be favoured over Trump, who himself claims to be “responsible” for getting the Florida governor to the state office.