CNN Pundit: Trump Wants Pence to Fail as Coronavirus Czar so He Can Be Replaced With Nikki Haley
Mike Pence and Donald Trump have been an odd match from the start. The deeply religious Vice President reportedly considered dropping from the ticket after the release of the Access Hollywood tape.
The two have remained together over the last 3 years, though Trump apparently doesn’t think Pence has much to do. The President recently tapped the VP to oversee the coronoavirus response. According to CNN’s Paul Begala, Trump is hoping Pence fails so he can replace him on the ticket with Nikki Haley.
Pence was seemingly an odd choice to oversee the US response to the epidemic. The Vice President oversaw an HIV outbreak while serving as Governor of Indiana and was blamed by some for over 200 new cases.
Laying out his theory during a CNN appearance, Begala said that Trump named Pence to the task force to, “throw him under the bus.”
Begala then made a prediction, “On Thursday, July 16, that’s the date the Democrat gives his or her acceptance address. On that day, to interrupt that narrative, Donald Trump will call a press conference at Mar-a-Lago. He’s gonna dump Mike Pence and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms. You watch. Guaranteed.”