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Marjorie Taylor Greene promotes herself as Trump’s potential 2024 running mate

By Jake Beardslee · November 28, 2023

In brief…

  • Greene published a new memoir promoting her close relationship with Trump and his agenda
  • The book reads like an extended audition for the role of Trump's 2024 running mate
  • Greene openly said being Trump's VP is frequently discussed and she would consider the role if offered
  • Political observers see the memoir as Greene's attempt to strengthen her standing with Trump and his supporters ahead of 2024
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene uses her new memoir to promote herself as a potential vice presidential pick for Donald Trump in 2024.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

In her new memoir “MTG,” controversial Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia spends significant time promoting herself as a potential choice for former President Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick in 2024. Directly addressing the speculation in an interview, Greene said the idea of being Trump’s vice president is “talked about frequently” and that she knows her name is on the list being considered.

Greene committed to seriously considering the role, saying “I would be honored and consider it…I’ll help him do whatever in any way I can.” The memoir appears aimed at strengthening her standing with Trump and his supporters in hopes of a future position on the ticket.

Over 275 pages, the book reads like an extended audition for the vice presidential role, with Trump himself praising Greene as “one of the most fierce warriors in Congress” in his introduction. Political observers see Greene using the memoir to closely align herself with Trump’s “America First” platform and generate further support among his base of voters.

However, the book has received criticism for inaccuracies and omissions. Greene has been accused of lying about the January 6th attack, claiming Democrats abandoned the House chamber without resistance. But Congressman Jason Crow has disputed this, telling The Guardian, “Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t exist in the same reality as the rest of us…for those of us who were there on January 6 and actually defended the chamber from violent insurrectionists, her view is patently false. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”

Greene provides limited details about her 2022 divorce in the book. She does not directly address accompanying allegations from that time period. The production decision to print the book in Canada also drew criticism, considering Greene’s “America First” rhetoric.

With the book, it appears she hopes to strengthen her support among “America First” Republicans and Trump voters ahead of the 2024 election.