Former President Trump will not commit to making former VP Mike Pence his running mate for his next run for office, as he teases 2024.
Trump reported that he is keeping a good relationship with Pence, despite their differences they had concerning Pence’s refusal to object on Jan. 6, with President Joe Biden’s victory being certified in the 2020 election. However, he has not decided if the former Vice President will be his running mate again.
Trump’s comments came after a speech at the Republican donor dinner this Saturday night, where he endorsed Congressman Ted Budd for Senate in what is expected to be among of the more competitive races in the 2022 midterms.
“It is really too soon to say,” Trump told reporters on the potential for Pence being his running mate. “We had a great relationship. I was disappointed by one thing, but overall, we had a great relationship, and he is a fine person.”
Pence also floated rumors last week that he might make his own presidential run for 2024, stressing his relationship with Trump in his speech.
The former VP said he spoke to Trump “many times” since leaving office, though he said the two will possibly never see “eye to eye” on Jan. 6th that led to a mostly peaceful protest at the U.S. Capitol building.
Trump has not made his final decision on a possible 2024 run but hinted he might soon make his announcement on the election.
“I will make an announcement in the not-too-distant future, possibly sooner than you think. And I believe people will be very happy,” he said.
Author: Steven Sinclaire