Former Vice President Mike Pence burst into laughter when a journalist asked him if he would support Trump or not in the 2024 presidential election.
Pence’s response suggested he is no longer striving to be a running mate of Trump in the next election. However, the former vice president added he would make a final decision about his candidacy as soon as early next year.
Pence Parted Ways with Trump?
In a recent interview, Fox News journalist Shannon Bream asked Pence if he could be the running mate of Trump in the 2024 presidential election.
Responding to this, Pence burst into laughter, indicating the Trump-Pence ticket might not be a possibility again in the next presidential election.
Pence recently released his book, in which he lashed out at his one-time boss Trump about his handling of the 2020 presidential election.
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— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) December 5, 2022
Bream told Pence anything could happen in politics, to which Pence noted he and Trump would sort out their role in the next presidential election. Likewise, Pence asserted he would go the way in which America calls him, adding he would also pray to get the best role to lead America.
Apart from that, Bream also discussed Pence’s new book in detail. The book is considered the first step for Pence toward announcing his own 2024 presidential campaign. If Pence announces his campaign, he will be running against Trump in the Republican primaries in 2024.
Meanwhile, Pence also appreciated the achievements of the Trump administration. Pence noted Americans have a funny way of telling politicians whether they should run for the presidency or not.
According to Pence, he has been traveling the whole country in the last two years and gotten an incredible response from people who want him to run for the White House in 2024.
Furthermore, Pence claimed Americans have deep respect for the policies of the Trump-Pence administration and they want to enjoy those policies again.
In addition to that, Pence established Americans want low taxes, domestic energy production, safe and secure borders, and a workable foreign policy, which was provided by the previous administration.
WATCH: Pence bursts into laughter when asked about joining Trump's 2024 ticket https://t.co/6mzKwORlGm
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 5, 2022
Pence Can Reduce Trump’s Chances of Winning the Republican Primary
Pence signaled he could make a decision about his 2024 campaign as soon as the end of the upcoming holidays. While Pence may not be able to defeat Trump in the 2024 Republican primaries, he can dilute Trump’s vote bank.
Trump is already expected to run against Ron DeSantis, who is apparently enjoying popular support among Republican voters these days. If Pence formally decides to part ways with Trump, the campaign of the former president can take a significant blow.
Just last month, a Zogby poll indicated Pence is only enjoying the support of 8.2% of Republican voters, while Trump is backed by 46.8% of voters.
In the absence of Trump, 21% of voters choose Pence, but nearly 48% of voters want to see Ron DeSantis run for the White House.