Mr. Trump was enraged that Mr. Pence was refusing to try to overturn the election. In a series of meetings, the president had pressed relentlessly, alternately cajoling and browbeating him. Finally, just before Mr. Pence headed to the Capitol to oversee the electoral vote count last Wednesday, Mr. Trump called the vice president’s residence to push one last time.
“You can either go down in history as a patriot,” Mr. Trump told him, according to two people briefed on the conversation, “or you can go down in history as a p****.”
The frog and the scorpionAfter four years of tongue-biting silence that critics say enabled the president’s worst instincts, the vice president would not yield to the pressure and name-calling from his boss.www.nytimes.com
i am hoping like hell that the horse is already out of the barn on that with what just happened and is continuing to happenYep. Now, Trump has cost him his power. With Trump hung around their necks, the last glimmer of hope of taking back the Senate in 2022 would be gone...
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