Jason Miller, an advisor to former President Donald Trump, just exposed some fake news.
According to Miller, reports indicating that if Trump runs for the presidency again in 2024 it will be without former vice president Mike Pence are false.
What Miller was specifically commenting on, during a recent interview with Mediaite, was an article from Bloomberg News claiming that Trump would look for another running mate should he chose to run in 2024. According to Miller, though, this is not the case.
“I can tell you, as someone who probably speaks with [Trump] on the political side as much, if not more than anybody else, never once has there been a conversation internally or in a group about doing something different for the VP position for 2024 if he decides to go that route,” Miller said.
What Bloomberg was probably trying to capitalize on was the apparent falling out that occurred between Trump and Pence towards the end of their administration.
The reader will likely remember that Pence was the man who as vice president presided over Congress’ January 6th Electoral College vote confirmation. Ahead of that event, Trump pressured Pence into rejecting electors from contested states. Trump argued that Pence had the authority to do so.
Pence, however, thought otherwise. He chose simply to oversee the proceedings, and he earned some criticism from Trump as a result. It appeared as though a rift had formed between Trump and Pence.
There may have been a disagreement between Trump and Pence, but, according to various reports, the two men appear to have put that disagreement behind them.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), after recently meeting with Pence said that he got the sense that Pence and Trump “speak often and maintain the same personal friendship and relationship now that they have for four years.”
And, Miller, more recently, confirmed that “President Trump and Vice President Pence have had a couple of really good conversations since President Trump left office.”
So, contrary to what you may have heard, there is no bad blood between Trump and Pence and there is no indication that Trump would find a different running mate for 2024.
That’s fake news.