MTG Says Trump Will Be GOP Nominee For 2024

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has maintained that former President Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee for the 2024 election. Greene made the claim while speaking exclusively to Breitbart News on Saturday at the Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

“He is 100 percent going to be the nominee, and I’ve been saying that from the beginning,” Greene said when asked who she thinks will be the Republican nominee in the 2024 presidential race. “Even when people were saying it was over for Trump, when people were saying it’s going to be Ron DeSantis, when people were running away from Trump, especially in the early days after January 6, I was still out on the frontlines, saying, ‘It’s going to be President Trump.’ He’s going to be the only one that the people will elect in the presidential primary, and he’s going to be the only one we need back in the White House to help save America.” 

Green has shown strong support for the former president even in the face of his mounting legal troubles. The Georgia lawmaker endorsed Trump the same day the former president announced his bid. 

Earlier this year, reports in the New York Post claimed Greene was positioning herself to be Trump’s running mate. According to The Post, a close adviser of Green told NBC News that the lawmaker’s  “whole vision is to be vice president” and that she believes she could be Trump’s Vice President.

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon told NBC News that Greene has never been shy of her ambition. Bannon, who also hosts the War Room podcast, maintained that MTG sees herself on the shortlist for Trump’s vice president. 

“​When MTG looks in the mirror, she sees a potential president smiling back,” Bannon said.​

The Georgia lawmaker’s support for McCarthy during the fight for House speaker won her enemies among Conservative House Freedom Caucus members. However, Bannon insisted that the move was a calculated risk.

“She’s both strategic and disciplined — she made a power move, knowing it would run up hard against her most ardent crew,” Bannon said. “She was prepared to take the intense heat/hatred short-term for the long-term goal of being a player.”​

Greene told The New York Times last October that she and Trump had discussed the prospect of her becoming his running mate. The Georgia lawmaker said she would be honored to be Trump’s number two.