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Fox Skips Trump’s AFPI Speech, Airs Mike Pence’s

While the 2022 midterms are now only a few scant months away, the political ecosystem in America is already preparing itself for the onslaught of tumult that comes later, in 2024.

We’ve been witnessing a great deal of posturing and protraction in recent weeks, from California Governor Gavin Newsom’s unprovoked overtures to the people of Texas and Florida.  We’ve seen Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back away from the idea that Joe Biden should run for reelection, too.

But perhaps the strangest story line so far has come from former Vice President Mike Pence, who seems to be hinting at his own possible run in 2024.  Now, to add to the drama, Fox News seems to have chosen to air Pence’s speech from the America First Policy Institute as opposed to airing Donald Trump’s.

Fox News declined to air former President Donald Trump’s Tuesday speech at the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) summit, despite airing a speech by Vice President Mike Pence hours earlier.

Although the network skipped Trump’s speech, Fox News aired former Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Young Americas Foundation’s national student conference just hours before Trump spoke.

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.

The pair seemed destined for a showdown of late.

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.

With high drama like this, it’s easy to see how someone would want to skip all the 2022 hullabaloo.

Cross-posted with Flag and Cross

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