Scoop: Kari Lake among 4 women Trump's considering for VP pick

March 08, 2023

Kari Lake of Arizona kisses a portrait of former President Trump after speaking at CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Friday. Photo: Nathan Howard/ReutersFormer President Trump is strongly considering picking a female running mate — and sees Kari Lake as a model for his vice-presidential pick, according to people who discussed the topic with him. But Trump friends say Lake carries a big downside: He wants no risk that his running mate could outshine him. Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung said: "Anyone who thinks they know what President Trump is going to do is seriously misinformed and trying to curry favor with 'potential' V.P. Trump wants someone who is unfailingly loyal — and bland enough that they don't steal any spotlight.