Former Vice President Mike Pence is establishing independence from former President Donald Trump as he mulls a 2024 White House bid, warning in a speech to Republican donors that the party is threatening to squander opportunities for big gains in 2022 “by fighting yesterday’s battles, or by re-litigating the past.”
Barely two days later, Nikki Haley, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations, hugged Trump tight, reaffirming previous commitments to shelve her presidential ambitions two years from now if the former president mounts a third White House bid.
“I have said that if President Trump runs, I will not run,” Haley told NBC’s Meet the Press.
Pence has made no such promises. If anything, the former vice president has signaled the opposite.