Politics Trump talking to allies about 2024 run without Pence: report
Matt Gaetz Leads Charge for Trump 2024, but Some of Ex-President's Voters Are Moving On
The Republican congressman said the former president was "talking absolutely like a candidate" when the pair met recently.In a recent Newsmax interview, Trump did not rule out running for the White House again, saying: "I won't say yet, but we have tremendous support.
Former President Donald Trump is considering running for the presidency again in 2024 without former Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate, .
Anonymous sources told the news outlet that Trump is considering choosing a woman or a person of color to be his running mate and dropping Pence.
The report comes following the former president's tumultuous last few weeks in office, during which Trump publicly pressured Pence to overturn the 2020 election results during the congressional certification process.
Romney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said in an interview on Tuesday that he is "pretty sure" former President Trump would win the Republican Party's presidential primary in 2024 if he decides to run.Romney made the remarks in a discussion with The New York Times's Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook DC Policy Project, in which he said he is "sure" the former president will continue to "play a role" in the Republican Party despite his defeat in the presidential election last year. "He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party," Romney said, referring to Trump.
Pence did not have the authority to overturn the election results, as his roll presiding over the Senate during this process is largely ceremonial.
The tensions between Trump and Pence came to a fever pitch during the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, when rioters breached the building's security and chanted about apprehending and hanging the former vice president.
Before the breach, Trump gave a speech on the National Mall during which he encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol and demand that Congress halt the certification.
Video: Assessing the impact of absentee voting in the 2020 election (CBS News)
According to Bloomberg, the sources said that Trump is looking at people who stood by him through the end of his presidency after the Capitol riots.
The Memo: CPAC fires starting gun on 2024
Auditions for the 2024 Republican nomination have begun - and several big names are trying out for the role of the future Donald Trump.There's one problem, however. The former president may not be ready to cede the stage to an understudy.Trump will give the keynote speech Sunday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which this year is being held in Orlando, Fla. The conference began in earnest on Friday.Trump'sThere's one problem, however. The former president may not be ready to cede the stage to an understudy.
Trump advisor Jason Miller responded to Bloomberg's report in a tweet calling it "fake news" saying "no such conversations are happening."
This is fake news. No such conversations are happening.- Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC)
Two sources added that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is being considered on the list of potential running mates. Others told Bloomberg that Trump would not announce if he is running until the summer of 2023.
The former president recently told Newsmax's Mark Halpern that he did not think that any other Republican could beat him in a primary if he decided to run again in 2024.
"I've done a good job for this party," Trump said. "We had the greatest economy in history and then we rebuilt it a second time and the foundations were so strong that no other country can even compete with us."
"I think based on the job performance, I'm not sure that anybody should be able to win other than us," the former president added.
The news comes as the Republican party has experienced a rift, with some lawmakers and leaders wanting to continue on a pro-Trump platform, and others wanting to break away from the grip of the former president.
Trump tells GOP committees to stop using his name for fundraising .
Trump sent cease and desist orders to the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC on Friday.Trump lawyers reportedly sent cease and desist orders not just to the RNC, but the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which are spearheading Republican efforts to retake the Senate and the House in the 2022 midterms, respectively.