While everyone seems focused on this year’s pivotal midterm elections, it’s also important to realize that 2024 isn’t far off.
Right now, it appears as if President Joe Biden might have difficulty holding onto the White House, as his approval ratings continue to labor. At the same time, Republicans are predicting a huge “red wave.”
So, when 2024 rolls around, it might be more likely that we’ll see a Republican POTUS again.
At this time, nobody has officially confirmed they’ll run, though former President Donald Trump has hinted at another campaign numerous times. And his former VP, Mike Pence, is another potential candidate.
But if the two squared off against each other, Trump isn’t worried in the slightest.
During a Fox News interview, Trump said he “wouldn’t be concerned” if he faced Pence in the 2024 presidential election. This is primarily because he believes Pence has fallen out of favor with many Conservatives.
On top of that, #45 cites the current polls, where it’s clear he’s leading by a large margin:
That’s ok if he ran. I mean, I wouldn’t be concerned with that. People are very disappointed in Mike, and if he ran, I don’t think that would be a problem.
Well, I think, if you look at the polls, I’m leading by a tremendous amount. I had a 98% approval rating in the Republican Party.
There have been rumors that the relationship between Trump and Pence has cooled since 2021, when the two seemed to disagree on how the presidential election played out.
Trump maintained that the election had been “stolen” from him, and was angry that Pence didn’t support this viewpoint. Many of Trump’s followers also abandoned Pence for this reason.
As a result, Pence has seen less popularity in the GOP. Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich told the New York Times that the former Vice President is “desperate to chase his lost relevance”:
Pence is parachuting into races, hoping someone is paying attention.
The reality is, President Trump is already 82-3 with his endorsements, and there’s nothing stopping him from saving America in 2022 and beyond.
There’s no question that Trump is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024. He leads most polls by a significant amount right now, and that hasn’t altered much in recent years.
However, it’s important to note that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is a very popular candidate, and actually beat Trump in a recent GOP poll in Wisconsin.
As for Trump vs. Pence, it seems unlikely it’ll happen — but if it does, Trump will clearly be very confident.
- Former President Donald Trump responded to the possibility of running against Mike Pence in the 2024 presidential election.
- Trump said he “wouldn’t be concerned with that,” and “people are very disappointed in Mike.”
- According to most polls, Trump has the best chance of securing the 2024 GOP nomination.
Source: The Daily Caller