In a new interview on Monday, former President Trump stated that he “disagreed” with Vice President Mike Pence at the conclusion of his term.
“I had a very capable vice president who performed admirably until the end. Trump told Greg Kelly of Newsmax in a new interview that aired on Monday, “I strongly disagreed with him, and I still do.”
Trump has argued that Pence, as Senate president at the time, had the authority to overturn the certification of the 2020 electoral votes and transfer the presidency to the former president on January 6, 2021. This claim was refuted by Pence, who stated that the notion of reversing the election was “un-American.”
“The President is in error. Last year, Pence stated that he had no authority to overturn the election. “Only the American people are entitled to the presidency. Almost nothing is more un-American than the notion that a single individual could choose the president of the United States.”
On January 6, 2021, a mob attacked the Capitol in response to Trump’s cries to annul the election, leading to an investigation by the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice. Trump is also the subject of an investigation in Georgia for allegedly attempting to influence the election results.
Trump also stated on Monday that vice presidents have “absolutely no impact on the vote,” claiming that only the candidate’s name matters. He added that he does not like to consider “too much” about selecting a vice president because “no vice president has ever done anything for an election.”