Pence admits he & Trump ‘may differ on focus, not issues’ at Young America’s Foundation event

23 days ago

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Former Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Tuesday that he and former President Donald Trump “may differ” but that their party was not “divided” and that they deal with the same issues.

“President Trump and yourself are both speaking this week in DC. And there seems to be a divide between the two of you on your outlook on what the future of the conservative movement might be,” a student asked the former VP at the 44th National Conservative Student Conference.

“So do you think that this divide extends to the rest of the conservative movement like the general public, and what do you think we can do to alleviate it?”

To which Pence replied: “I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to serve as vice president. So I don’t know that our movement is that divided. I don’t – I don’t know that the president and I differ on issues. But we may differ on focus.”

Pence blamed his former running mate for relentlessly lamenting the past, even as the 2022 midterm elections loom.

“It is absolutely essential at a time when so many Americans are hurting, so many families are struggling, that we don’t give way to the temptation to look back,” he added.

Former President Donald Trump is also expected to give a speech Tuesday afternoon during the America First Policy Institute’s summit in DC.