EXCEPTIONAL: Donald Trump tells Fox News that he is not ready to compete with former Vice President Mike Pence for a potential campaign in 2024.
Speaking at a Republican donor dinner in North Carolina on Saturday night, Trump was asked by FOX News if he was interested in running again with Pence.
“We have a good relationship with Mike, we still have a good one, but it’s too early to discuss the athletes who work,” the former president said in an exclusive television interview before the speech.
Pence recently traveled to New Hampshire, a move considered by many to be a way to test the waters for his own potential presidential term.
Trump has openly criticized Pence after the Capitol uprising on Jan. 6, when he hoped the vice president would use his position as Senate president to help with Trump̵
Trump is fueling speculation with his own potential in 2024 by blowing up regular fundraising emails, offering congressional approvals and planning rallies later this summer. Trump, 74, has not yet said when he will announce his decision on his political future.
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“I will make a decision in the not too distant future, maybe sooner than people think. And I think they will be very happy,” Trump said Saturday night.
Meanwhile, a member of the Trump family refuses to jump into the political arena. Lara Trump has announced she will not seek a seat in the North Carolina Senate in 2022. Moments after her announcement, Trump has publicly endorsed Representative Ted Bud (R-NC) for the seat vacated by Senator Richard Burr.