(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The previous U.S. President, Donald Trump, has responded sharply to recent remarks made by Mike Pence, the former Vice President. Trump refuted Pence’s comments in a post on Truth Social, stating that Pence was spreading untruths about him.
“Mike Pence seems to be sharing stories about me that just aren’t true,” Trump commented on the social platform. “I never hinted that he should prioritize me over the Constitution. Such a thought has never crossed my mind.”
Earlier this week, during an address in New Hampshire, Pence urged the Republican party to steer clear of the allure of populism that he believes Trump and his supporters champion. He emphasized the importance of conservatism and expressed concerns about any attempts to alter the Constitution, referring to a statement made by Trump in the past.
Furthermore, Trump criticized Pence’s handling of the allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 elections. Trump has long held that Pence possessed the power to reverse the election outcome, an idea Pence has consistently dismissed.
In another comment, Trump alluded to Pence joining the “opposition” as the 2024 elections approach.
“For nearly 7 years, Mike Pence only had praises for me. Now, it seems he’s choosing a different path. It begs the question, why didn’t he act sooner? And why have certain allegations and indictments only emerged during my campaign when polls indicate I’m leading other contenders, including Biden?” Trump remarked.
Pence’s recent observations and stance seem to be a strategy to establish himself as a more conventional Republican figure, setting himself apart from others like Trump and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who he feels are leaning heavily on populism.
However, despite his efforts, Pence is facing challenges in gaining traction among Republican voters. Current poll results indicate he has the support of roughly 6% of probable GOP primary voters, while Trump leads with a significant 60%.
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