In recent remarks, former President Donald J. Trump weighed in on whether or not he would seek Mike Pence as a running mate in 2024, should the 45th president choose to make another potential run at the White House.
“I don’t think the people would accept it,” Trump informed the Washington Examiner in remarks made earlier this week.
Various individuals who remain deeply loyal to Trump also remain angry at former Vice President Pence, who they believe did not take an active enough role in combatting allegations of voter fraud in several swing states, including Pennsylvania.
Pence, who Trump has identified as a “really fine person,” has long stated that he does not have the power to unilaterally overturn the election, per the tenets of the U.S. Constitution.
However, Trump insists that lawmakers across Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona all would have provided him with the electoral votes necessary to defeat then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, had Pence sent back the ballots as Trump desired.
“[Pence]thought he was going to be a human conveyor belt,” Trump remarked, “that no matter how fraudulent the votes, you have to send them up to the Old Crow,” in reference to Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
However, Trump insisted that Pence could have altered the course of the 2020 election, adding that he was “disappointed in [Pence].”
Trump’s most valiant supporters also feel similarly, though the former president also waxes poetically about happier memories with his former Vice President.
“[Pence] and I had a great relationship,” Trump declared, adding that the main downturn occurred “at the end” during a phone interview with Washington Examiner from his Palm Beach Island estate.
“We had a very good relationship,” Trump affirmed, adding that he has not “spoken to him in a long time.”
Despite the calamity at the end of his presidency, Trump notes that he remains appreciative of Pence’s ongoing loyalty throughout his tenure.
“I still like Mike,” the former president declared.