Pence Looking Forward to Debating Trump Over ‘Policy’ – Watch

Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that he hopes to have a “good policy debate” with former President Donald Trump if they both run for president in 2024.

Pence told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday that people ask him “all the time” how he envisions debating Trump.

“I tell them I’ve debated Donald Trump a thousand times, just never with the cameras on,” Pence said.

“I know how to have a good policy debate with the president,” Pence added later. “And I’d look forward to it, and I sure do hope he comes to every single one of those debates.”

He said that he believes the two men have “very different visions for the future of the country,” and that he would like to have a “substantive” discussion about those differences.

“I think it would be a good thing for the country to have a good policy debate,” Pence said. “I think the American people deserve to hear from us about our different visions for the future of the country.”

The first GOP debate for the 2024 cycle is planned for late August in Milwaukee with Fox News as the host. There has been much discussion bout whether former President Trump will actually participate in the debate.

Trump has indicated that he may skip the primary debates altogether, citing his strong poll numbers — he leads the Republican field with a polling average of a little over 50% support, ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is in second place with about 23% support.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, another Republican candidate for president, recently predicted Trump will “show up at the debates because his ego won’t permit him not to.”

Pence said he intends to appear at the first debate, declaring that he would not “pass up on the opportunity to talk to the American people about our vision, our experience, our love for this country, for anything.”