President Trump roasted former Vice President Mike Pence this weekend for going to the “Dark Side” in light of new comments that Pence has made while campaigning for the 2024 presidency.
Trump wrote on Truth Social, “WOW, it’s finally happened! Liddle’ Mike Pence, a man who was about to be ousted as Governor Indiana until I came along and made him V.P., has gone to the Dark Side.”
Recently, Pence stated during an interview on Fox News that he had allegedly been asked by Trump’s “crackpot lawyers” to “literally reject votes.” He claimed that “chaos would have ensued” if he had done so.
However, President Trump has denied that he personally asked Pence to act in any way that would have been inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution.
The president stated over the weekend, “I never told a newly emboldened (not based on his 2% poll numbers!) Pence to put me above the Constitution, or that Mike was ‘too honest.’ He’s delusional, and now he wants to show he’s a tough guy. I once read a major magazine article on Mike. It said he was not a very good person. I was surprised, but the article was right. Sad!”
In yet another statement, the president shared that he had never said “anything bad or even slightly inappropriate to Liddle’ Mike Pence.” He commented, “Disloyalty in politics is alive and well. MAGA!!!”
Despite the schism that seems to have broadened between Trump and Pence, Trump attorney John Lauro told ABC on Sunday that the former vice president would be “one of our best witnesses at trial” in the Jan. 6 federal case in D.C.
Lauro revealed that if Pence testified “consistent with his book, then President Trump will be acquitted.”
He added, “Mr. Pence recognizes that John Eastman, who was giving legal advice, was a renowned legal scholar. Number two, Vice President Pence recognized that there was discrepancies and fraud in connection with the election. He wanted it to be debated on Capitol Hill. Mr. Trump wanted it to be debated by the state legislatures.”