Don’t forget “Hang Pence”: Trump’s former deputy doesn’t support him

Don’t forget “Hang Pence”.
Trump’s former deputy does not support him

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He would have liked to become the Republican presidential candidate himself. But while other losers are lining up behind Donald Trump, Mike Pence does not want to support his re-election. Trump’s former vice president reminds us of the profound differences between the two.

Former US Vice President Mike Pence is not supporting his former boss Donald Trump in the race for the White House. “It should come as no surprise that I will not be supporting Donald Trump this year,” the Republican said in a TV interview. The former US president is pursuing an agenda that contradicts what he stands for.

Pence said he had previously made it clear that there were profound differences between him and Trump on a number of issues. This applies not only to the role of the Vice President in certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election, but also with regard to the national debt or the “commitment to the inviolability of human life” with regard to the issue of abortion.

A few days ago, Trump reached the necessary number of delegates for the nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Since Trump no longer had any serious competition in his party, the 77-year-old can no longer be taken away from running for the Republicans. The Republicans will officially choose their candidate at a party conference in the summer. This means that the presidential election in November will be a duel between Trump and the Democratic incumbent Joe Biden.

Pence should prevent Biden’s election

Pence had also applied for his party’s candidacy, but dropped out in October. Pence served as vice president under Trump from 2017 to 2021. The 64-year-old arch-conservative Pence is not the only former prominent competitor of Trump who does not want to support the ex-president in the election campaign. Nikki Haley, who was US ambassador to the United Nations under Trump and resigned about a week and a half ago, has not yet supported Trump either.

On January 6, 2021, Pence refused to give in to Trump’s pressure and prevent Congress from certifying the results of the November 3 presidential election. Trump wanted to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory at the last minute. Pence was chairing the congressional session in his role as vice president at the time. Trump incited his supporters against his deputy. On the day of the Capitol storm, the mob cheered chants of “Hang Pence.” Pence then began publicly distancing himself from Trump.

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