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Pence Shows Distance From Trump in Speech Hinting 2024 Run

  • Former vice president, president headline events in Washington
  • Pence, once a Trump super loyalist, could become his rival
Former Vice President Mike Pence
Former Vice President Mike PencePhotographer: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg
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Mike Pence is getting a one-day head start on rallying the Republican base in Washington before his former boss, Donald Trump, returns to the US capital for the first time since the violent end to his presidency. 

The timing of the speeches -- Pence on Monday, Trump on Tuesday -- is shaping up as a contest between the two men. Both have increasingly hinted at 2024 White House runs, potentially setting them on a collision course on the primary trail and in debates.