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

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

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration CNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin MORE predicted during Friday's edition of "The View” that President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE will replace Vice President Pence as his 2020 running mate with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' Pence slams Biden agenda in New Hampshire speech MORE.

McCain made her comments during a discussion around if former vice president Joe Biden, 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 BeharAmerica Ferrera rips Harris's 'cruel' border comments: 'A slap in the face' Caitlyn Jenner compares herself to Trump: We need another 'disrupter' Meet the most powerful woman in Washington not named Pelosi or Harris 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 GoldbergMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Meghan McCain, Joy Behar argue over GOP support for Gaetz Obama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply MORE replied before reeling off possible candidates including Stacey Abrams, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden, Harris send well wishes for Father's Day The U.S. and Mexico must revamp institutions supporting their joint efforts Harris signals a potential breakthrough in US-Mexico cooperation MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl Hillicon Valley: Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC | Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cyber during summit with Putin | TSA working on additional security regulations following Colonial Pipeline hack Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC MORE (D-Minn.) and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden remembers her father, celebrates President Biden on Father's Day Michelle Obama shares Father's Day tribute: 'Our daughters couldn't have asked for a better role model' Jill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week MORE.

“The person who really is qualified to do it, and he cannot pick her: Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine 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 PenceIf you care about the US, root for China to score a win in space Pence heckled with calls of 'traitor' at conservative conference The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay 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.