‘Confident We’ll Have Better Choices’ than Trump in 2024

  • Mike Pence said he is “confident we will have better options” than former President Trump in 2024.
  • “Well, I think the times call for different leadership,” he said during an interview with NBC News.
  • Pence said he had not spoken to Trump recently and said he was still mulling over the 2024 bid.

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he is “confident” there will be “better choices” than former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election.

Pence, who served under Trump from 2017 to 2021, said the cohort of candidates who could enter the Republican primary would offer an alternative to the former president, who remains popular among the GOP base.

“Well, I think the times need different leadership. And I’m sure we’ll have better options than my current old friend in 2024,” the former vice president told NBC News during an interview. .

As for his own potential campaign, Pence said he was still debating whether to pursue a 2024 bid.

“I am always very humbled when, when people ask about our future. And we have been traveling around the country for the past few years, we have received a lot of encouragement to think about entering the race for the President of United States. and we are considering prayer,” he said.

“I think we have time. I like what Ronald Reagan said many years ago when he offered – the American people have a funny way of letting you know if they want you gone as president ,” he continued to say. “So we are listening, we are reflecting, we are talking with friends.”

Pence said during the interview that he had not spoken to Trump recently, but said many people across the country wanted to return to the former president’s policies, which he played a major role in shaping during his tenure as vice president. president

“As I travel around the country, I’ve heard two things. Number one, I’ve heard countless Americans tell me that they want to go back to the policies of the Trump-Pence administration,” said the former vice- president , reporting on the economy and tax reform.

Pence noted that the voters he spoke with “want to see us and our politics return to the kind of civility and respect that Americans show each other every day.”

“I am very hopeful that Republican primary voters will choose the right standard bearer for this moment in our nation’s history,” he said.

While Trump brought a no-holds-barred approach to the Oval Office, Pence often served as a negotiator who could broker legislative deals and foster the kinds of congressional relationships the then-President lacked given his background. outside the realm of government.

If Pence jumps into the race in the coming weeks, he will join Trump and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the only two major candidates currently competing for the Republican presidential nomination.

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