Former President Donald Trump is telling allies he’s seriously considering another run for president in 2024 but without former Vice President Mike Pence on his ticket, according to Bloomberg.
Trump weighs 2024 run without Mike Pence
Trump all but announced at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday that he was running again – while confidentially, according to two of Bloomberg‘s unknown sources, 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.”
The two sources requested anonymity because the discussions have been private.
Trump’s advisers have discussed identifying a Black or female running friend for his next run. And three of the people aware of the matter said Pence likely won’t be on the ticket.
According to the advisers, Trump is considering South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are hosting a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday. Meanwhile, Trump publicly certified South Carolina Senator Tim Scott’s re-election. Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate.
According to Bloomberg, Pence refused his boss’s appeals to unilaterally overrule Trump’s re-election loss when he presided over the congressional count of Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. The event later resulted in an insurrection by Trump’s supporters, who seized the Capitol, distorted the count and forced the vice president and members of Congress to run off. Five people died in the rumpus.
The two men were not on talking terms for days afterward. Pence hasn’t confirmed if he’d be interested in running with Trump again, according to a person familiar with the situation.
“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,” said Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller.
In a recent tweet, Miller said, “This is fake news. No such conversations are happening.”
This is fake news. No such conversations are happening. https://t.co/RU8NG22d9u
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) March 3, 2021
Sr. White House reporter for Bloomberg News, Jennifer Jacobs wrote on Twitter, “If Trump runs again, people close to him don’t think Pence will be on the ticket sources tell me and @MarioDParker. Advisers have discussed identifying a Black or female running mate for his possible next run.”