Donald Trump defends calls to hang Mike Pence during Capitol riots

Former US President Donald Trump defended his supporters, who during the January 6 Capitol riots threatened to hang then-Vice President Mike Pence. Axios reported on Friday.

The comments were made in an interview with Trump at Mar-a-Lago in March by Jonathan Karl for his new book, Treason, which is scheduled to launch next week.

In the interview, an excerpt from which was shared with Axios, Karl asked if Trump was concerned about Pence. The former president said no, saying he “thought he was well protected” and “in good shape.”

As for the chants to hang Pence, Trump justified it by saying “well, people were very angry.”

US President Donald Trump gestures alongside Vice President Mike Pence while conducting a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, November 2, 2020 (credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)

When Karl went on to say, “They said ‘hang up Mike Pence,'” Trump replied that “it’s common sense.”

“It’s common sense that you are supposed to protect,” Trump continued, according to Axios.

“How can you – if you know that a vote is fraudulent, right? – how can you pass a fraudulent vote to Congress? How can you do that? And I’m telling you: 50/50, it’s right in the middle for the best constitutional scholars. when I talk to them. Anyone I spoke to, almost all of them at least strongly agree, and some strongly agree with me, because he is approving a vote that he knows is fraudulent. How can you approve a vote that he knows is fraudulent?

“Now when I talked to him, I really talked about all the fraudulent things that happened during the election. I did not talk about the main point, which is that the legislatures did not pass, five states. The legislatures did not pass all those changes that made the difference between a very easy victory for me in the states or a defeat that was very close, because the defeats were very close. “

More details about the interview will be shared Sunday on ABC, according to Axios.

Trump and Pence ran together in 2016 for the White House, but their relationship became strained, particularly when Trump tried to run in the 2020 election.

On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol as Congress certified the election results. Pence was present in the Senate at the time.

Police officers stand guard as supporters of United States President Donald Trump gather in front of the United States Capitol building in Washington (credit: LEAH MILLIS / REUTERS)Police officers stand guard as supporters of United States President Donald Trump gather in front of the United States Capitol building in Washington (credit: LEAH MILLIS / REUTERS)

This is a developing story.



Reference-www.jpost.com

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