Mike Pence wants to run for president in 2024 with everyone thinking he has a strong relationship with Donald Trump.
But there is a secret about their partnership.
And Donald Trump and Mike Pence had one big falling out no one knew about until now.
Before the January 6 Joint Session of Congress where the House and Senate certified the results of the Electoral College, Donald Trump argued Mike Pence – as the vice president presiding over the event – had the ability to reject the results from states Trump claimed were tainted with fraud.
Trump alleged the tallies in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania – all of which Biden won – were fraudulent.
Pence fought back and pointed to the Constitution and the 12th Amendment to show the vice president had no such ability and that Pence’s role that day was merely ceremonial to count the votes and announce the winner.
In his book “Frankly, We Did Win This Election” by reporter Michael Bender, Bender described the one other time Pence got in Trump’s face.
In 2018 Pence’s political action committee hired former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski which upset Trump because Trump thought it made it look like his aides were abandoning him for Pence in the middle of the Russian collusion hoax when it looked like Trump was about to be impeached or forced to resign.
Trump accused Pence of “disloyalty” when Pence erupted and screamed at Trump about how Pence went over the details of the hire and threw a crumpled-up newspaper article at Trump.
But the vice president wasn’t practiced in confronting Mr. Trump. The only example some administration officials could remember was in 2018, when Mr. Pence’s political committee hired Corey Lewandowski, the president’s ubiquitous adviser. Mr. Trump was holding a newspaper article about the hiring and said it made him look weak, like his team was abandoning him as he was probed for his campaign’s role in Russian election meddling. He crumpled the article and threw it at his vice president. “So disloyal,” Mr. Trump said.
Mr. Pence lost it. Mr. Kushner had asked him to hire Mr. Lewandowski, and he had discussed the plan with Mr. Trump over lunch. Mr. Pence picked up the article and threw it back at Mr. Trump. He leaned toward the president and pointed a finger a few inches from his chest. “We walked you through every detail of this,” Mr. Pence snarled. “We did this for you—as a favor. And this is how you respond? You need to get your facts straight.
The subject of the relationship between Trump and Pence is one of the big subplots of the 2024 GOP primary race.
Pence has changed his tone in recent weeks saying it would be un-American to reverse the results of the 2020 election, and that he and Donald Trump will never see eye to eye on Pence’s role in the January 6 Joint Session of Congress.
For his part, Trump’s mused about picking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate if he wins the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, and Trump never lists Pence as a future leader of the Republican Party.
Over the course of Trump’s time in office the media portrayed Pence as a meek and subservient vice president.
But the two had their blow-ups.
And now it looks like the relationship will never recover.
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