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Trump Won't Commit to Pence for the Top Job

Not even 'Fox & Friends' can get president to commit
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2019 4:35 PM CDT
Vice President Mike Pence applauds President Trump's State of the Union address in February.   (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

(Newser) – "I love Mike," President Trump said Friday. Still, he said he'd have to size up the field before throwing his support behind Mike Pence for president in 2024. Trump was asked “Fox & Friends” whether Pence could count on his "automatic endorsement." Trump wouldn't commit, saying, "You can't put me in that position," Politico reports. "But I certainly would give it very strong consideration," he said, calling Pence "a very, very outstanding person." A former governor of Indiana, Pence has not said whether he'll run for president, per ABC.

President Barack Obama gave a similar answer in 2015 when asked whether he'd support Joe Biden, his vice president, or Hillary Clinton for president. "I love ’em both," Obama said, per the Washington Post, "Good try." (Read more Mike Pence stories.)

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