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06-2022

Trump had no problem with rebels threatening to hang Mike Pence

On January 6, aggressive rebels set up a gallows, stormed the US Capitol and chanted, “Hang Mike Pence!” when they were looking for him.

Pence’s boss, former President Donald Trump, fully agreed with this.

This came as a revelation from an interview with ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl and Trump, in which the former president defended people who threatened the life of his vice president. The interview excerpt was released on the Friday ahead of the release of Carl’s book Betrayal: The Last Act of The Trump Show next week.

When Karl asked if he was worried about the safety of his vice president during the attack, Trump answered bluntly.

“No, I thought he was well protected and I heard he was in good shape,” Trump said.

“You have heard these chants,” Karl insisted. “It was terrible. I mean – “

Instead of condemning the calls for violence, Trump defended them: “Well, people were very angry,” he said.

“They said, ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ Karl reminded him.

Trump did not respond to Karl’s point of view and instead reiterated his belief that Pence, as President of the Senate, should have refused to certify electoral votes.

Pence refused to carry out the coup, which caused the dislike of his boss.

Pence’s photographs taken during the siege cast doubt on Trump’s theory that the vice president is “well protected.” According to Karl, Pence is trying to block the publication of photographs taken by the official White House photographer and show him hiding in a meager concrete garage when the Capitol was attacked.

Listen to Karl’s interview with Trump below:

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