Trump is widely expected to announce another bid for the White House at his Mar-a-Lago estate anytime from now, but the former Vice President Mike Pence is looking beyond Trump.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview that aired Monday that he believes there are “better choices” when asked if former President Donald Trump should ever be president again.
“Do you believe that Donald Trump should ever be president again?” ABC’s David Muir asked Pence. “David, I think that’s up to the American people,” Pence responded. “But I think we’ll have better choices in the future.”
Pence continues his reply as he said:
Pence’s remarks come as he detailed in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal that he was upset with Trump about the events surrounding Jan. 6, noting that his family was with him. A mob of pro-Trump supporters at one point chanted “hang Mike Pence” as they stormed Capitol that day.
Pence’s op-ed was adapted from his forthcoming memoir, “So Help Me God,” which is slated to be released Tuesday.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack has detailed how Trump and his allies pressured Pence not to certify President Biden’s Electoral College victory in the 2020 election.
When Muir asked Pence about his presidential ambition – if he will run in 2024, Pence said it was under consideration.
“Will you run for president in 2024?” . “We’re giving it consideration in our house,” Pence replied. “Prayerful consideration.”
When pressed further by ABC News’ David Muir if Pence believes he can defeat Trump, who is expected to announce a 2024 campaign for the White House, Pence replied: