President Donald Trump on Friday declined to give Vice President Mike Pence an early endorsement for president in 2024.
When asked in an interview with Fox & Friends whether Pence would have his automatic endorsement, Trump tried to sidestep the question.
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Well, it's I love Mike, we are running again, you're talking about a long time, so you can't put me in that position, Trump said. But I certainly would give it very strong consideration. He's a very, very outstanding person.
Pence, the former governor of Indiana, has long played a deferential role in regard to Trump, serving as loyal booster while not expressing further political ambitions of his own.
Pence regularly travels around the country to sell the administrations agenda and has served as a primary fundraiser for the Trump team.