Former President Trump said over the weekend that it is “too soon to tell” if he would pick former vice president Mike Pence as his running mate in case he decides to launch a 2024 White House bid.
The story: Trump made the comments during an interview on Fox News where he made an appearance after delivering a speech at the North Carolina GOP state convention.
The former president said that he and Pence had a “good relationship” and believes they are on good terms, though he mentioned an instance where the former vice president “disappointed” him. Trump also said he could not say at the time whether he would invite Pence to be his running mate if he decides to run for president in 2024.
His remarks: “Well I don’t know, it’s really too soon to tell. 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,” Trump said.
When asked if they still have a good relationship, the former president said, “I think we do” and reiterated that he was “disappointed” with Pence “on one account, but that was a choice that Mike made, and I want people to make their own decisions, and he did.”
“And, you know, Mike and I have a good relationship. We continue to have a good — but it’s too early to be discussing running mates certainly,” Trump added.
He said that he would “make a decision in the not so distant future” on whether he would run for the White House in 2024, noting that people are going to be “very happy.”
Worth noting: Trump was likely referring to his and Pence’s different stances on the Capitol riot that took place on Jan 6. Pence did not reject the Electoral College vote and was reportedly upset with the former president because he did not call him while he was sheltering in a secure location in the Capitol during the riot.
Pence’s comments: The former vice president weighed in on his relationship with Trump earlier in the week. He said that he had spoken to him several times after they left office and that he does not “know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day,” referring to the Jan. 6 riot.
But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years,” Pence added.
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