“I don’t think the people would accept it,” Trump said. “Mike and I had a great relationship except for the very important factor that took place at the end.”
Besides the fact that Pence declined to nullify a presidential election and throw the nation into chaos on Trump’s behalf, there are some other reasons Trump might not want to have his onetime veep on his team should he attempt a comeback.
The former vice president has recently attempted to show he is his own man while setting up a possible presidential run himself.
The Trump-Pence relationship might also be a bit frosty these days after Trump shrugged at the explicit death threats his vice president received during the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Any tension between the two men is probably only going to intensify: The former veep is working on two books, one about his life in conservative politics and one about his vice presidency.
“I’m sure it will tell stories previously untold,” an aide close to Pence recently told NBC News. “But it will also pull back the curtain on the many successes the Trump-Pence administration had, and his involvement in them.”