Trump is thinking about his debates. and his running mate’s, too.

Former President Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, speaks at a rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Trump has notably refused to state his position on abortion medication. (Jenna Schoenefeld/The New York Times)

Soon after two overheated Ohio Republicans stood chest-to-chest trading taunts on the debate stage in 2022, Donald Trump watched a video of the viral clip and raised an eyebrow.