Despite the rumors about Melania Trump, it appears that she is very involved in former President Trump’s campaign and has advised Trump on who she’d like to see as a running mate.
Rumors swirled that it was South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem or even Nikki Haley (not after the last debate).
According to a report from Axios, the former First Lady thinks that Tucker Carlson “would make a powerful onstage extension of her husband.”
The idea of Tucker Carlson has been discounted by many people close to Trump because they assume he’d never pick someone who could outshine him. And Trump’s staff is convinced (correctly) that Carlson can’t be controlled. But the two men talk a lot. Carlson told Axios that [Stephen] Miller would be his first choice to lead the Justice Department: “He’s a serious person and he understands how the system works.” [Steven Bannon] could be the next White House chief of staff, an idea Carlson and a few others are pushing hard with the former president. Carlson tells Axios that Bannon will diligently implement promises after Trump loses interest. “Steve believes: If you said we’re building a wall, we’re building a wall,” Carlson said.
The report was published on the same day that the Department of Justice filed new criminal charges against Hunter Biden for tax evasion.
Hunter faces three felony and six misdemeanor tax offenses; however, the investigation is still ongoing.