A master of public relations, a genius at playing the media’s game before they can even make their first move, Donald Trump has shown yet again that he is a force to be reckoned with.
The Former President, maybe for the first time in his career, is playing coy about a potential 2024 run despite massive support from Republican voters. Not only has he refused to announce his final decision to run against incumbent Joe Biden (assuming he won’t already be long gone,) Trump has yet to name a potential Vice President. However, he’s yet to rule out reinstating his former VP Mike Pence despite some friction following their departure from the White House.
Pence refused to head Trump’s Jan. 6 demands to deny the results of the Electoral College votes which claimed Joe Biden victor in the 2020 presidential election. Despite the friction, the Former President has said he still remains in Pence’s good graces and the two have a very good relationship.
However, he has not decided if Pence is the right person to lead beside him were another White House bid in the works.
Trump is currently focusing his attention on the 2020 midterm elections, working tirelessly to ensure not just Republican success, but America-First success. During a magnificent speech this weekend at the North Carolina GOP Convention, the Former President gave his full endorsement to pro-MAGA lawmaker Rep. Ted Budd for Senate – a race expected to be one of the more competitive in the upcoming elections.
Former President Trump on Saturday endorsed Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) to replace retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R) in 2022. During his speech at the North Carolina GOP state convention, Trump said that he was giving Budd his "complete and total endorsement."#DonaldTrump @RepTedBudd pic.twitter.com/LrRuACP9WP
— The Jewish Voice (@JewishVoice) June 6, 2021
During a recent interview Trump was asked about a potential running mate, and if the Former Vice President would be considered.
“I don’t know, it’s really too soon to tell,” Trump revealed, adding, “we had a great relationship, but I was disappointed with Mike on one thing and he knows that. Overall, I had a very good relationship with Mike Pence. He’s a vey fine person and a good man.”
Last week, Pence also floated rumors that he would make his own presidential run in 2024, highlighting his relationship with Trump in a speech he gave in New Hampshire.
Pence has asserted that he and the Former President will never see eye-to-eye on the events that unfolded on Jan 6, though he admits they’ve spoken many times since leaving the White House.
Trump has not yet made a decision on a 2024 run but hinted that he may soon make an announcement on the endeavor.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth