Since he left office, former President Donald Trump has been asked repeatedly whether he intends to make a third run for a second term in 2024.
Yet, each time, he has been cagey, adding that ‘Now’s not the time to say.’
He sometimes even adds that he wants to wait and see how the Republican Party does in the 2022 midterms.
According to his last chief of staff, Mark Meadows, Trump “is more in that out” for 2024, but this is not an official statement, so Americans keep waiting for Trump himself to decide and reveal his plans.
When it comes to all the speculation about a third Trump campaign, the most common question when it comes to who would join him atop the GOP ticket — is, would it be former Vice President Mike Pence again?
Over the weekend, on the sidelines of the North Carolina Republican Convention, Trump himself addressed the issue:
“Mike and I have a good relationship, we continue to have a good—but it’s too early to be discussing running mates certainly.
I was disappointed with Mike on one thing, as he understands and some other people understand, but overall I had a very good relationship with Mike, and he’s a very fine person and a fine man.”
According to The Epoch Times:
“The former president was likely referring to Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6. During the breach of the U.S. Capitol building, some chanted “Hang Mike Pence!” after the vice president said he did not have the power to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election win.”
“I was disappointed on one account, but that was a choice that Mike made, and I want people to make their own decisions, and he did.”
Pence has recently addressed his certification of the electoral results from contested states as well, claiming that he felt he had little choice and that he was performing his constitutional duty.
Last week, during a Republican gathering in New Hampshire, he said:
“As I said that day, January 6th was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol. But thanks to the swift action of the Capitol Police and federal law enforcement, violence was quelled, the Capitol was secured, and that same day we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
You know President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years. And I will not allow Democrats or their allies in the media to use one tragic day to discredit the aspirations of millions of Americans.”
Plus, the former President has recently floated the idea of sharing the ticket with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis:
“I endorsed Ron, and after I endorsed him, he took off like a rocketship. He’s done a great job as governor. I’m saying what I read and what you read, they love that ticket. Certainly, Ron would be considered. He’s a great guy.”
Stick around, folks, there is more to come.