(FiveNation.com)- Remember the days when Ted Cruz and Donald Trump hated one another? Since the 2016 presidential election, the former president and the Texas senator have learned to get along – and actually became great allies.
And in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, Senator Ted Cruz has made moves that seem to suggest he could be running for president again. It raised questions about whether Trump and Cruz would once again become enemies, given that they would need to hash it out all over again in the republican primaries.
But what if Cruz wasn’t looking to take on Trump at all?
What if Ted Cruz actually intends to become Trump’s vice-presidential nominee?
The San Antonio Express argued that Cruz is angling to be Trump’s VP selection and that he has “dropped some breadcrumbs in recent months to support this theory.”
“In a December interview with the Truth Gazette, this state’s junior senator made the case for himself as a potential presidential front-runner if he decides to run in 2024,” the outlet writes, noting that Cruz pointed out how, historically, the runner-up is “almost always the next nominee.”
That could mean that he thinks he will be the next nominee in 2024…or the next nominee after Trump has served two terms.
“You come in with just an enormous base of support,” he said, adding that if he chooses to run, he will be a “major problem for any other Republican in the race.”
At the same time, though, Cruz knows that Trump will likely be chosen by the party. In January, he told NBC that the race in 2024 will be defined by whether or not Trump intends to run.
The San Antonio Express spoke to a source close to Ted Cruz who claimed that he would be unlikely to run against Trump.
So, might he be considering another plan? Might Cruz become the next VP in 2024, and leverage that position to become the Republican nominee in 2028?
We’ll have to wait and see.