U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in a working breakfast with President Donald J. Trump and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in London, England, on December 3, 2019. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Former Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Names Top Three Contenders to Take on Trump

Former Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has named the top three names he thinks can give Trump a challenge for the Republican nomination for President in 2024.

One of them is a big surprise.

Mediaite reports that Mulvaney’s top three included Republicans Tim Scott, a Senator from South Carolina, and Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida.

The third is more surprising.

Mulvaney thinks that Dywane “The Rock” Johnson could be a top contender for the Republican nomination and would have a chance to take out Trump in the 2024 primaries.

“[Gov. RonDeSantis [R-FL] could give him a run for his money. [Sen.] Tim Scott [R-SC] can give him a run for his money. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could give him a run for his money,” Mulvaney said.

No, that last name is not a misprint. Mulvaney believes The Rock could lay the smackdown on his former boss in the 2024 primary.

Johnson has openly flirted with a presidential bid for years. His White House ambitions date back to 2017 when he told GQ there was a “real possibility” he would run. He ultimately passed on the 2020 race, but in several 2021 interviews, he reiterated that a future bid may yet be in the cards.

“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson USA Today. “Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people … So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”

Mulvaney, who served as Trump’s chief of staff from 20-19 t0 2020 is not alone, a poll in 2021 showed that a majority of American wanted to see The Rock run for president.

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