Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt weighs in on former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley's new book and how he believes she is using it to get on the presidential ticket in 2020.
"I find her statements not particularly credible," Schmidt said Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.' "I think they speak to her ambition and I think Mike Pence is probably hanging out back there, thinking, hey, I got 1 in 365 chance in picking the day that Trump's going to dump me from the ticket and put her on some time in the next year. That's what this is all about. It's about currying favor."
"She wants to be vice president," Schmidt said. "She wants to be vice president on the Republican ticket in 2020. And I think there's an overwhelming chance that Trump will dump Pence to put Nikki Haley on the picket. Because he has an enormous problem with women. Suburban women, particularly. He's entirely transactional. Loyalty is a one-way street. And so she is clearly angling for the job and when you look at the politics of it, she would serve his immediate political interests in a way that Pence can't. So I would suggest that he's going to be gone and she'll be in. And I think this book's about that."