Things have been rather, well, tense between ex-president Donald Trump and his old right-hand man, former Vice President Mike Pence, since even before the reality TV washup officially departed the White House. And, as we’re all painfully aware by now, it boils down to the simple fact that Pence refused to follow along with Donald’s batshit crazy plan to refuse the certification of the Electoral College votes in the 2020 presidential election — Trump’s last-ditch, desperate attempt to prevent President Biden from being certified as the rightful election winner, and therefore upcoming President of the United States.
While we’ve always known that Donald’s beef ultimately lies within Pence’s actions on the fateful day of the January 6th Capitol riot, we’ve never gotten the full truth or details surrounding what actually took place (and we probably never truly will.)
However, back in January, a report from the New York Times stated that Donald’s anger devolved so far, that he called his then-VP as Pence was leaving his home to oversee the certification of the election results – and ultimately referred to his right-hand man of the last 4 years as “a pussy.”
“You can either go down in history as a patriot,” two people familiar with the conversation in question claim Trump stated on the phone with Pence, “or you can go down in history as a pussy.”
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To make matters that much worse, back in March of this year, ABC New’s Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl interviewed the former President and directly questioned whether the reports about his name-calling towards Pence were true. Trump didn’t deny them.
“I wouldn’t dispute it,” Trump told ABC’s Karl.
Karl doubled down: “Really?”
Trump only repeated his statement, saying again, “I wouldn’t dispute it.”
Karl’s upcoming book, Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show, paints a much larger picture of what took place behind closed doors during that tumultuous time in our nation and may serve to offer more details about that fateful day as well as the days surrounding than we’ve gotten up to this point.
Since the moment he departed the White House, ex-President Trump has continuously teased the possibility of a third stab at the presidency, which will likely put him in a direct running against his own former VP who, according to new reports from Axios, is gearing up to throw his own hat into the presidential ring, even if it means running against his old boss.
You can read a full report on the matter from Business Insider here.
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