(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, are reportedly talking again after Trump called his No. following Pence’s recent pacemaker surgery, a person familiar with the situation, retired Army Lt. General Keith Kellogg, said Friday.
Kellogg was the National Security Council chief of staff under Trump and National Security adviser to Pence.
“Absolutely. I really do,” Kellogg told the “John Solomon Reports” podcast on Friday when asked if the two could repair their relationship which was fractured following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol Building.
“They’re talking together. I know the president called him when he had his operation just recently on the pacemaker. And I know they’re talking,” Kellogg said.
Previously, Trump said he was “disappointed” that Pence went ahead and counted electoral college votes from disputed results in key battleground states following the November election.
As for Kellogg, he further talked about his time in the Trump administration being around both leaders.
“When I used to be in the Oval with both of them, I just loved being with both of them,” he said.
“There was good banter going back and forth. And you know, and when they would talk privately, I mean, the vice president would say, ‘Give me the room,’ which means ‘leave,’ and we would get up and leave the Oval, and then he and the president would talk out there,” he said.
“And I think they were an incredible team together going forward,” Kellogg added.
Earlier this week, Trump hinted that he could choose Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis to be his running mate if he decides to run for a second term in 2024.
That said, it’s not clear that Pence would want to be Trump’s running mate again or that he would be interested in his own presidential bid then or in 2028.