Ladies and gentlemen, the 2024 political posturing has certainly already begun, and some of the biggest potential names in the race aren’t wasting any time keying in on their possible opponents.
Former President Donald Trump was unsurprisingly one of the first to start aiming for the metaphoric jugular, having issued scathing statements last week regarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, both of whom appear poised to launch ’24 presidential bids.
But now Trump has found himself blindsided by his own former Vice President as the normally-demure Mike Pence drops a couple of rather pointed jabs in The Don’s direction.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview that aired Monday he believes there are “better choices” when asked if former President Trump should ever be president again.
“Do you believe that Donald Trump should ever be president again?” ABC’s David Muir asked Pence.
This is where Pence sharpened his claws.
“David, I think that’s up to the American people,” Pence responded. “But I think we’ll have better choices in the future.”
“People in this country actually get along pretty well once you get out of politics,” Pence told Muir. “And I think they want to see their national leader start to reflect that same, that same compassion and generosity of spirit. And I think, so in the days ahead, I think there will be better choices.”
Trump appears poised to announce his 2024 candidacy early this week, which will make him the first candidate to officially declare his intentions in the race.