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The mainstream media desperately wants everyone to believe that Donald Trump and Mike Pence do not speak and have no relationship.
As the tabloid gossip has persisted, Pence just came forward with a statement that makes it clear he has Trump’s back and full support.
Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Pence, said on Fox News that Pence and Trump speak regularly and plan to play a big role in the 2022 elections to help Republicans take back the U.S. Senate and House.
“Despite their differences, the reality is that they’ve had multiple conversations before [they] departed. The president thanked the vice president for his service, told him he did a great job, and they’ve even had conservations since then, including even this week,” Short said.
Trump “thanked” the vice president and told him he did a “great job” while in office, he continued.
When asked if Trump and Pence had “mended fences,” Short replied, “I think so.”
Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks told CNN last week that Pence praised Trump during a meeting.
“Vice President Pence made it very clear that he’s proud of the Trump administration’s accomplishments and he spoke favorably of President Trump and their relationship,” Banks said.
“As a former Chairman of the Republican Study Committee himself, VP Pence gave a lot of great advice about my position. It was an honor to work with him to develop the RSC’s forward-facing conservative agenda to unite the Republican Party,” he added.
“I got the sense they speak often and maintain the same personal friendship and relationship now that they have for four years,” he added.
And, here’s the cherry on top: Pence is looking into starting a political organization to help defend the Trump-Pence legacy.
“He’ll be launching an organization defending the successful Trump-Pence record of the last four years,” Banks said to CNN last week.
Trump has big plans next week when he speaks at the Conservative Public Action Conference.
According to people close to Trump, he will continue to push for his vision of the future for the Republican Party backing up his earlier claim to mount primary challengers where needed.
“Look for the 45th president to take on President Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies,” a source said.
Trump, according to sources, will vow to continue to lead conservatives in the fight against Biden and the Democrats.
On its website, CPAC said:
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, setting the standards of excellence in his business endeavors, and now, for the United States of America.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, President Trump has always dreamed big and pushed the boundaries of what is possible his entire career, devoting his life to building business, jobs and the American Dream. This was brought to life by a movement he inspired in the people of America when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in June 2015.
It appears that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was not invited to speak at CPAC, another sign that the party remains fully behind Trump, not the establishment wing that McConnel is on.