Former President Donald Trump has ditched former Vice President Mike Pence’s political prospects in a new interview – saying the conservative base ‘loves me’ and confirming he’s disappointed in his former partner.
“Honestly, I haven’t spoken to Mike in a long time,” Trump said Christian Broadcasting Network.
Long duration is four or five months. I haven’t spoken to him for a long time. He is a nice guy. He disappointed me about one thing because I think he should have returned votes to the legislatures.
It was an apparent reference to Pence’s refusal to accede to Trump’s request that he refuse to count state-certified ballots for Biden on January 6, 2020.
Trump tweeted that day that Pence lacked “courage,” even though a Jan. 6 House committee was investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn his election.
If Mike gets in, I think it’s going to be tough for him. Former President Donald Trump said of former Vice President Mike Pence: “I think it’s going to be tough
Trump, who enjoys a high degree of support within the Republican Party and scored a victory when his favored candidate J.D. Vance won the Ohio Senate primary, handicapped Pence in a contested presidential primary.
CBN interviewer David Brody asked, “If Mike Pence enters the 2024 presidential race, does the former president think the former vice president has a chance?”
Trump replied, “I don’t want to say.
If Mike gets in, I think it’s going to be tough for him. I think it will be difficult.
Then Trump immediately turned to his own political traits. I understand where the rule is. I love the base. Al Qaeda loves me. I think it’s going to be tough, but Mike was a good guy. I thought he was a very good vice president. He said.
Pence gives speeches around the country periodically, including at the Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., on April 12,
The Trump team has been eyeing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a potential challenger
Calling Pence a “nice guy” he “brought me down with one thing” — referring to the counting of votes approved by the states that made Joe Biden president.
Trump and Pence suffered a tear on Jan. 6, but have spoken since
A noose is seen as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the west side of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. Some members of the crowd chanted for Pence to be hanged amid Trump’s lobbying campaign.
Pence has spent years cultivating conservative Christian support. The former radio broadcaster compiled a voting record on conservative social issues as a leader in the House of Representatives and a member of the House Republican Party caucus for twelve years.
He often calls himself “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”
Pence received a standing ovation at the Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting in Orlando last year, but a small group Mocked at him, calling him a “traitor”.
Trump’s analysis seems to assume a theoretical race involving him and Pence. But he also said he would decide whether to run for the White House after the midterm elections.
Many Republicans will likely wait until then to make up their own minds. The Trump camp is also eyeing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a potential challenger. It was made public early this year when Trump took a swing at DeSantis for failing to state publicly whether he had been given a booster shot.
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is one of the few Senate Republicans who was willing to take on former President Donald Trump. Trump called the “leader of the party” and said, “If he decides to run, he will be the candidate.”
Senator Mitt Romney expects Trump to be the Republican nominee in 2024 if he runs.
“I don’t fool myself into thinking I have a large segment of the Republican Party,” said Romney, who was the party’s presidential nominee in 2012 and lost to President Barack Obama.
“It is difficult to imagine anything that would impede his support,” he said in remarks quoted by him. Axios. “If he wants to be the nominee in ’24, I think he’s very likely to make it,” Romney said.
“He’s the leader of the party, that’s clear… If he decides to run, he’ll be the nominee,” Romney said.