Pence’s Former Adviser Endorses Trump Instead

A Truth Social post published by retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg on Monday night said that the former Vice President lacked the “decisive leadership” of his former running partner, which is what Republican voters want.

Mike Pence’s former national security advisor supports Donald Trump for president in 2024. He claims Pence is “unworthy of the presidency.”

Kellogg said that Trump is a figure of “unwavering determination.” He characterized Trump as having a deep vision for America and as courageous and taking a stand where others wilt.

In addition, Kellogg voiced “disappointment” in Pence for “his recent actions regarding President Trump,” with the 64-year-old presumably alluding to Pence’s criticism of Trump’s efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election.

On August 3, Trump, at age 77, entered a not guilty plea to four felony charges of conspiring to impede the election process and pressing Pence to decertify Joe Biden’s win, which led to a crowd storming the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

With donations from over forty thousand people, Pence joined the ranks of Republican presidential candidates on Monday, making him eligible for the first primary debate on August 23 in Milwaukee.

In addition, he received at least one percent of the vote in at least three national surveys, meeting the requirement set by the Republican National Committee for inclusion in the debates.

Candidates that have already qualified for the debate include Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (R).

Ahead of the debate, RealClearPolitics’ average of national GOP primary surveys shows that Trump is the undisputed leader with 53.7% support.

Next in line is DeSantis with 15.7%, Ramaswamy with 6%, Pence with 5.1%, Haley with 3.6%, Scott with 2.9%, Christie with 2.3%, and Burgum with 0.5%.

Even though his senior aide Jason Miller suggested last month that the former president will probably boycott the August discussion, his participation in the event is still in the air.