In significant electoral contests around the nation, former President Donald Trump and his vice president at the time, Mike Pence, are slipping apart.
For instance, the two recently conducted rallies in support of their respective gubernatorial candidates on the same day in Arizona.
Trump and Pence are reportedly considering running for president in 2024.
In preparation for the approaching midterm elections, both Trump and Pence have been traveling the nation and making speeches in favor of their respective gubernatorial candidates.
On Monday, Pence gave a speech in Washington, D.C., at the Young America’s Foundation.
Pence said during his speech that he does not perceive a rift within the conservative movement.
In response to a query regarding any alleged differences between him and Trump, Pence stated:
“I don’t know that our movement is that divided. I don’t know that the president and I differ on issues. But we may differ on focus. I truly do believe that elections are about the future, and that is absolutely essential at a time when so many Americans are hurting.”
Additionally, on Monday night in Washington, D.C., Pence spoke at the Heritage Foundation, where he focused on his “freedom agenda” and the direction the Republican Party should go.
At the end of his time serving as Trump’s vice president, Pence joined the Heritage Foundation.
A conservative cable news network, Fox News, covered Mike Pence’s speech at the Young America’s Foundation in Washington and broadcast it across the country.
The committee’s probe on January 6 has also been covered by Fox News, although the network bought Cassidy Hutchinson’s false testimony to the committee, which slanderously claimed Trump attempted to commandeer the presidential Suburban during the Capitol rioting.
In the same week that Mike Pence had engagements in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump was there to give a speech at the America First Policy Institute summit.
Pence’s speech at YAI was to be immediately followed by Trump’s speech.
Trump’s remarks at the AFPI summit was the first time the former president has visited Washington, D.C., since President Joe Biden assumed office in January 2021. The meeting was arranged by former senior officials in his administration.
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This appearance in Washington by the former president was therefore notable.
It just so happened that the day before his speech, Trump blasted Fox News’s Fox and Friends show, claiming the program has “gone to the ‘dark side’.”
“@foxandfriends just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose. That show has been terrible – gone to the ‘dark side,’” Trump posted on TRUTH Social.
“RINO Paul Ryan, one of the weakest and worst Speakers EVER, must be running the place,” Trump added.
The next day, Trump appeared at the AFPI and gave his scheduled speech.
In his AFPI speech, Trump focused on law and order and securing the southern border.