Trump not "stupid enough" to select MTG, according to sources
Georgia's most controversial and outspoken Republican - Marjorie Taylor-Greene - has made no secret of her desire to serve as running mate and Vice President to the one-term former president - Donald Trump. She reaffirmed her commitment to Trump as recently as last month.
While Taylor-Greene has gone as far as to suggest that she'd still vote for Trump even if he were to find himself in jail, it seems like her loyalty alone would not be enough to guarantee a role for herself as his running mate if he were to secure the Republican nomination.
According to sources close to Trump, cited in the article of September 4, even Trump is not "stupid enough" to ally himself to Taylor-Greene. It seems as though her outspoken approach to politics, and her tendency to express controversial views on topics like climate change could be a little extreme, even for Trump.
MTG and Kari Lake fight over Trump
The same article that reported that Taylor-Greene's chances were fading, also stated that the fortunes of Arizona Republican - Kari Lake - could be following the same trajectory.
Both of the outspoken Republicans had been rumored to be the most enthusiastic contenders for the position at Trump's side. That the three-time loser can have such appeal, is undeniable, if hard to fathom. But it's not just figures like Kari Lake and Marjorie Taylor-Greene who seem to feel compelled to promote his interests and pledge their loyalty.
The former Trump-strategist - Laura Loomer - is another figure without an official role in his campaign organization, who seems to want to serve the one-term former president, unquestioningly.
If not VP, MTG has eyes on the senate
With rumors circulating that she may not stand a chance of becoming Trump's VP, Marjorie Taylor-Greene may be thinking about other ways to occupy herself in the future.
Commenting on her ambitions back in August, MTG claimed it would be an "honor" if Trump were to select her as his running mate, but she also suggested that she'd accept a position as part of his cabinet if another were offered the position of VP.
As Georgia's Taylor-Greene put it:
“I have a lot of things to think about. Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins? Is it possible that I’ll be VP?”
At the same time, MTG hinted that she's also considering a run for the Senate in 2026, and would compete against Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp for the position if that is her chosen path.
Given recent reports, it now looks possible that MTG may not have the support and sponsorship from Trump, that she once took for granted. If that turns out to be the case, or if Trump fails to secure the nomination (or to defeat the multiple criminal charges filed against him) then it may well be that MTG has to fight for another position in politics.
Time will tell!
Do you think that Marjorie Taylor-Greene should be more focused on serving the people of Georgia who elected her, and less on building her profile or serving Donald Trump? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.