Pence says he and Trump ‘parted amicably’
Mike Pence insisted he’s nonetheless shut with former President Donald Trump regardless of their disagreements about Jan. 6.
“You’ll be able to’t spend nearly 5 years in a political foxhole with someone with out growing a robust relationship,” the previous vp informed Fox Information host Sean Hannity on Monday.
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“Jan. 6 was a tragic day within the historical past of our Capitol constructing, however due to the efforts of Capitol Hill police [and] federal officers, the Capitol was secured,” Pence continued. “We completed our work, and the president and I sat down just a few days later and talked by all of it. I can let you know that we parted amicably on the finish of the administration, and we have talked quite a lot of occasions since we each left workplace.”
Trump supporters turned on Pence when he licensed the Electoral School votes that gave Joe Biden the presidency. Pence reportedly disapproved of Trump’s actions through the day that resulted in protesters breaking into the Capitol constructing. Trump has since publicly criticized Pence for certifying the vote, although the 2 say they communicate.
Within the wide-ranging interview, Pence additionally slammed final month’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan as an “instance of what weak management means on the world stage.”
“Weak point arouses evil, and there isn’t any query that the weak point evidenced by the [Biden] administration, I’d say starting after they had been silent when hundreds of rockets had been rained down on our cherished ally Israel from Hamas,” Pence mentioned. “That despatched a sign into Afghanistan that we might not reply.”
He additionally blasted the Democrats’ “large, huge authorities socialist” spending payments.