An explosive story has been furnished by the New Yorker that continues to confirm the growing fears that bigots are running the country.
The track record of the magazine suggests they would not go to press with this type of narrative without rock solid sources.
The comprehensive contribution reads like a book about Mike Pence, his life is torn apart in way we have not seen before.
One passage above all stuck out.
“Trump thinks Pence is great,” Bannon told me. But, according to a longtime associate, Trump also likes to “let Pence know who’s boss.” A staff member from Trump’s campaign recalls him mocking Pence’s religiosity. He said that, when people met with Trump after stopping by Pence’s office, Trump would ask them, “Did Mike make you pray?” Two sources also recalled Trump needling Pence about his views on abortion and homosexuality. During a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump belittled Pence’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The legal scholar had said that, if the Supreme Court did so, many states would likely legalize abortion on their own. “You see?” Trump asked Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.” When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!”
As President Trump’s tenure in the oval office develops into a dumpster fire, many people in America are growing curious about what the country would look like under Vice President Mike Pence.
Pence has always been cast as the lesser of two evils, President Trump’s scorched earth tactics has lowered the bar to the point that anyone else would suffice to 65% of the country.
Including Mike Pence.
Even after he staged a hate driven walkout at an NFL game as African American players were peacefully demonstrating.
And lets not forget his record as far as women’s rights is concerned, or his unwavering support of a President that has lost touch with reality.
Mike Pence(who the story described as an early voice of the “tea party movement”)is not a man who should be underestimated, the value system that he is in possession of is as bad or worse than Trump’s.
The fact that the President was laughing with a bunch of good ole boys at the thought of murdering people based on sexuality is repulsive enough, but that Pence’s behavior motivated him to make the quip is just as terrifying as the joke itself.
The fact that Trump reportedly referred to citizens within the LBGQT community as the “gays” is equally disturbing.
Pence is a bible thumping Christian, who is totally invested in the faith, and the teachings.
So it appears on those grounds he is expousing incredible hate behind the scenes, which is not a far cry from extremism.
The article also points out that Mike Pence was broke at the time Trump brought him onto the campaign, that the former governor of Indiana was not going to be able to pay tuition for his kids to go toschool unless Trump won the election.
So that’s great, not only is Pence allegedly a flaming bigot, but he also was motivated by money during the election cycle, when he led us to believe it was about making America great again.
Wonderful, if Trump is impeached the sun will come up, and America will return to normal.
Kudos to the New Yorker for a master class in investigative journalism, but this is a sobering look at the real Mike Pence.