After his highly-anticipated CPAC speech, Trump remains the clear GOP frontrunner for the 2024 election.
There are talks amongst Trump’s inner circle that he’s weighing heavily who stuck by his side and who stabbed him in the back during the final months of his term.
Another rumor circulating is that Trump will ditch Mike Pence in favor of a new running mate as VP.
Nothing is confirmed and some sources indicate this is simply Fake News.
Here’s the latest:
FLORIDA: Bloomberg: Former President Trump is weighing a 2024 White House run without Mike Pence as his VP.
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) March 3, 2021
— Clay Eltzroth (@Clay1016) March 3, 2021
Trump's telling people that he's considering a 2024 run, and allies believe Pence won't be on the ticket. Some are pushing Kristi Noem instead; Donald Trump Jr. is hosting a fundraiser for her Friday.
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) March 3, 2021
This is fake news. No such conversations are happening. https://t.co/RU8NG22d9u
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) March 3, 2021
Bloomberg shared these details:
Donald Trump is telling allies he’s strongly considering another run for president in 2024 — and close advisers want him to choose someone other than former Vice President Mike Pence for his ticket, according to people familiar with the discussions.Trump publicly teased at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday that he’s mulling another bid for president. Privately, he’s discussed alternatives to Pence as he takes stock of who he believes stood with him at the end of his term and who didn’t, according to two of the people.
They requested anonymity because the conversations have been private.
Trump’s advisers have discussed identifying a Black or female running mate for his next run, and three of the people familiar with the matter said Pence likely won’t be on the ticket.
Two advisers have suggested Trump consider South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, the people said. Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, are hosting a fundraiser for Noem on Friday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Palm Beach. The former president is planning to make an appearance, people familiar with the matter said.
And on Tuesday, Trump issued a public endorsement for South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s re-election. Scott is the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate.
Pence rejected his boss’s appeals to unilaterally overturn Trump’s re-election defeat when he presided over the congressional count of Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. The event turned into an insurrection by Trump’s supporters, who invaded the Capitol, disrupted the count and forced the vice president and members of Congress to flee. Five people died in the melee.
The two men didn’t speak for days afterward. Pence hasn’t said whether he’d be interested in running with Trump again, according to person familiar with the situation, who believes it’s doubtful Pence would.
A Pence spokesperson didn’t immediately comment.
“President Trump hasn’t made any decisions regarding a potential 2024 run, but the buried lede here is that the media can’t stop talking about him,” Trump adviser Jason Miller said.
In Trump’s camp, there’s been no serious consideration of future vice presidential candidates yet, the people familiar with the matter said. If he runs, Trump likely won’t make a formal announcement until the summer of 2023, they said.
At a rally outside the White House before the deadly Jan. 6 riot, Trump said he would win the 2020 election if Pence did “the right thing” and rejected Electoral College votes for Joe Biden from several states where the former president had alleged, without evidence, that widespread fraud had cost him victory.
There’s obviously some bad blood between Trump and Pence, and a different running mate wouldn’t come as a shock.
Who do you think would make a solid VP on a Trump 2024 ticket?
Maybe Ron DeSantis?
Or how about Rand Paul?
Someone else not mentioned here?
Tell us your thoughts.