Former President Donald Trump won't commit to making former Vice President Mike Pence his running mate again, as he teases another run in 2024.
Trump said he has a very good relationship with his former No. 2, despite the differences they had about Pence's refusal to object to the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 that certified President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. However, he has not decided if Pence will run with him again.
The former president's comments followed a speech he made at a GOP donor dinner in North Carolina on Saturday night, where he endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for Senate in what's expected to be one of the more competitive races ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
"I don't know, it's really too soon to tell," Trump told Fox News on the possibility that Pence could be his running mate. "But certainly, we had a very good relationship. 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."
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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.
The former vice president said he and Trump have spoken "many times" since they left office, though he asserted the two will likely never see "eye to eye" on the events of Jan. 6 that ended in a riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump, 74, has not yet made a decision on a 2024 run but hinted that he may soon make an announcement on the endeavor.
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"I'll make a decision in the not-too-distant future, maybe sooner than people think. And I think they're going to be very happy," he said.