Trump Told Pence He'd Go Down In History As A 'P***y' If He Didn't Overturn Election
A leaked discussion has highlighted the crumbling relationship between Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the final days of the Administration.
Two people familiar with the call told the New York Times the President used a rather interesting phrase to try and convince his Vice President to help change the results of the 2020 US Election.
Trump repeatedly tried to encourage Pence to refuse to certify the results of the Electoral College vote that would eventually confirm Joe Biden won the November election.
Pence revealed his role was largely ceremonial and he was just there to announce which ballots went where.
Just before he departed to the Capitol to preside over that moment, Trump reportedly told him: "You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a p***y."
Pence did allegedly look into whether he had the power to intervene, however his counsel explained that he did not.
The Vice President eventually put out a statement that confirmed he would allow the Electoral College vote count to go ahead as planned.
"It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not," he wrote in his three-page letter addressed to members of Congress.
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That resulted in an infuriated Trump to tweet to his tens of millions of followers that Pence didn't have the guts to go with his wishes.
Just before Trump made a speech that has been regarded as one of the reasons diehard supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington D.C., he caused massive headaches for Pence.
"Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!" Trump wrote.
Despite Trump's account being eventually suspended, Twitter had to stop a viral hashtag from trending that called for the Vice President to be hanged.
While Trump scolded Pence for not doing his bidding, it seems like the VP stood up for Trump in his final days.
Since the Capitol riots, many have asked Mike Pence to pull the pin on Trump's time as President.
The 25th Amendment in the Constitution allows for the removal of the sitting President if they are deemed 'unfit' to continue in their role.
Mike Pence has issued a statement to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: With just eight days left in the President's term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment.
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