Former President Trump said Tuesday in an interview with Fox News that he “wouldn’t be concerned” about his former vice president, Mike Pence, potentially running against him for the Republican nomination in 2024.
“I mean, I wouldn’t be concerned with that,” Trump said of Pence’s possible run. “People are very disappointed in Mike, and if he ran, I don’t think that would be a problem.”
Trump pointed to surveys showing that he would easily take the lead over Pence and other Republican candidates in a primary election, saying, “Well, I think, if you look at the polls, I’m leading by a tremendous amount. I had a 98 percent approval rating in the Republican Party.”
A Trump spokesman said Monday that Pence is “desperate to chase his lost relevance,” specifically in view of his break with Trump over the Georgia gubernatorial Republican primary.
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