Rift between Trump and Mike Pence deepens after President learns that Vice President had role in Electoral College
After it came out to the light that Vice President Michael Pence had a role in the counting of the ballots during the 2020 presidential election, the gap between him and president Donald Trump seems to get wider.
President Trump learned about this after Lincoln Project’s video they were running on Fox News in Washington D.C.
"The ad [was] sort of over the top, ominous framing, points out to their audience of one that Pence actually plays this role and will be sort of putting the ceremonial sound of death to President Trump's presidency," said Swan. "Trump sees this ad, becomes enraged and begins to take this up with Mike Pence privately. In a number of conversations, he asked Mike Pence to send cease and desist letters to the Lincoln Project which he doesn't do, and starts asking Pence to object when he has to certify the results."
The rift between grew not between Trump and Pence but also between Pence and trump’s supporters.
"Pence has been resisting but Trump has become more and more irritated and now it is seeping out into public and you saw that last night in the rally in Georgia," Swan continued.
"And I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you. I hope that our great Vice President comes through for us, he's a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much..."— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 5, 2021
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"You saw that today, and the thing I'm picking up from allies of Mike Pence is they're worried that after four years of basically tying himself to Trump's hip, never doing anything disloyal, be -- in fact mocked by many for what many have described as subservience, but at this last moment which is completely symbolic, which he has no constitutional role to overturn the results they are worried the president is going to exact revenge and damage him politically for potentially 2024."