Donald Trump and former VP Mike Pence give dueling speeches in DC | USA TODAY

Speeches in Washington, D.C. by the former president and vice president raise speculation about the 2016 running mates’ plans for 2024.
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Former President Donald Trump returned to the nation’s capital Tuesday and gave a policy speech to an organization developing an agenda for what he called “the next Republican president” – someone that many audience members clearly want to be Trump himself.

Speaking to the America First Policy Institute – created, financed, and led by Trump supporters and former administration officials – Trump talked mostly about anti-crime proposals, but also found time to echo false claims about his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden.

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