During 45th President Donald J. Trump’s flagship speech before the Aerica First Policy Summit, conservative media was covering the policy-driven address. But one network chose to skip the Trump speech and instead carried estranged ex-Vice President Mike Pence’s speech hours earlier.
Trump’s speech at the AFPI summit, organized by former senior officials in his administration, marked the first time the former president had been in Washington D.C. since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021.
Fox News’s decision to skip Trump’s speech comes as Trump and Pence are drifting apart in key political races across the country. For example, the two recently held rallies in Arizona on the same day in support of their respective gubernatorial candidates.
In addition, both Trump and Pence are reportedly eying a presidential run in 2024.
However, in his speech, Pence told the audience he does not see a divide in the conservative movement.