Donald Trump “handed down a death sentence to Mike Pence” as a result of he knew “the one technique to get what he wished” was for the “worst attainable occasions to unfold” throughout the revolt, in accordance with his niece, Mary Trump.
“We have to be very blunt about what occurred,” she informed Katie Phang on MSNBC Friday. Trump “wasn’t simply stirring up his insurrectionists to create chaos,” she mentioned. “He handed down a demise sentence to Mike Pence.”
Trump mentioned that after Pence defied the previous president and refused to overturn the election, her uncle had few choices left to remain in energy, and should have thought-about one thing as “completely radical” as “declaring martial legislation,” which witnesses have indicated. The “demise of his vice chairman” might have paved the best way for that, she famous.
Trump informed Lawrence O’Donnell the day prior to this on MSNBC that Trump’s imaginative and prescient for the revolt took a very darkish flip when he lastly realized that somebody “as weak and sycophantic as Mike Pence” had the “audacity” to go towards him.
That’s one thing “Donald isn’t going to take,” Trump mentioned. “What individuals want to know is that Donald doesn’t believe he should be denied anything he wants.”
That’s when the previous president knew “the one approach for him to get what he wished was for the worst attainable occasions to unfold within the Capitol,” she mentioned.
The violent mob that stormed the Capitol was calling to hold Mike Pence that day, and got here as shut as 40 toes from him.
Regardless of the dire peril Pence was subjected to by his boss and his doubtless “abject terror,” Mary Trump doesn’t contemplate the previous vice chairman a hero for certifying the electoral vote regardless of the then-president’s calls for.
“Mike Pence shouldn’t be a hero. He did the proper factor on January sixth however solely after exploring each technique to keep away from doing so,” she tweeted Thursday. “He doesn’t even have the center to testify in entrance of the committee.”