Trump suggests Pence would not be 2024 running mate if he runs again

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As former President Donald Trump continues to suggest he will make a third bid for the White House in 2024, he is signaled Tuesday that his old running mate won’t be joining the ticket this time around.

In an interview with The Washington Examiner on Tuesday, Trump said: “I don’t think the people would accept” Pence as his running mate on a prospective 2024 ticket. Trump would first need to win the Republican nomination before he could formally select a running mate.

“Mike and I had a great relationship except for the very important factor that took place at the end. We had a very good relationship,” Trump said. “I haven’t spoken to him in a long time.”

Trump is referring to Pence’s refusal to overturn the 2020 election after Trump urged him to do so. Pence has since said he lacked the power to do so, but Trump has criticized that position, arguing he could used the power of the vice presidency to block President Joe Biden’s election. The overwhelming majority of constitutional scholars have said Trump’s position is without merit.