Meghan McCain: Trump will replace Pence with Haley to counter 'identity politics'

Meghan McCain: Trump will replace Pence with Haley to counter 'identity politics'

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McCain made her comments during a discussion around if former vice president Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record MORE, the 2020 Democratic front-runner, will choose a woman to share the ticket should he clinch the party’s nomination.

"I still think, though, that if [Biden] chooses a woman, then Trump is going to kick Pence out and put in Nikki Haley," McCain said. "Because I think they'll go toe-for-toe and they're going to be like, 'You want to identity politics me? I'll identity politics you.' And I just ... think they're gangster."

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Co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharMeghan McCain lauds Trump ad roasting Pelosi over ice cream-themed interview: 'A kill shot' Joy Behar denies she's retiring from 'The View' California governor responds to Nunes on canceling school: 'We'll continue to listen to the experts' MORE pushed back with the idea that Pence is "starting to look good" in recent days as he leads the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"So I don’t know if the party would like that, to take Pence out,” she said.

“You know who [Biden] should pick, but he won’t,” fellow co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergClyburn cringed at Biden's 'you ain't black' remarks ABC's Whoopi Goldberg to headline Biden fundraiser with Sen. Tammy Duckworth Chris Christie says US can't allow virus to control reopening timeline MORE replied before reeling off possible candidates including Stacey Abrams, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharLiberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record Officer involved in George Floyd death charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter MORE (D-Minn.) and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama celebrates seniors, tells them to 'breathe deep and dance your heart out' at virtual prom The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead Michelle Obama working with 31 mayors on increasing voter participation MORE.

“The person who really is qualified to do it, and he cannot pick her: Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK Taylor Swift slams Trump tweet: 'You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?' MORE," Goldberg added, pointing to a recently released Hulu documentary on Clinton that she believes proves the 2016 Democratic nominee would be a "brilliant" choice.

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McCain's prediction mirrors one made by CNN political analyst Paul Begala on March 2, when the former Clinton adviser declared that Trump is "gonna dump" Pence in favor of Haley on July 16, when the eventual Democratic pick is slated to officially accept the nomination.

“This is not a prediction. It’s a certainty. 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 going to dump Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence on Floyd: 'No tolerance for racism' in US Pence chief of staff owns stock affected by boss's coronavirus work: report Rep. Banks launches bid for RSC chairman MORE and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms," Begala predicted during a panel discussion at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference in Washington, D.C.

"You watch. Guaranteed," Begala said. “Trump put Pence in charge of coronavirus to throw him under the bus."

Haley, a former governor of South Carolina who was nominated by Trump to serve as U.N. ambassador and confirmed with a 96-4 vote in January 2017, has staunchly denied speculation she could replace Pence on the GOP ticket.

"The vice president and the president are a great ticket together," Haley told "Fox & Friends" in November. "They're solid. Solid enough that they're going to win together. There is no truth whatsoever that I would ever in any way look to get that position. I think Mike is great for that job and I think that he's the right partner for the president."

"Mike Pence is a great vice president,” Trump said in November, while noting Haley would “absolutely” be involved in his 2020 campaign.

“She is a friend of mine, she endorsed me with the most beautiful endorsement you’ve ever heard. She did a great job at the U.N.,” Trump added.