According to the authors of a new book about President Trump and his time in the White House, the 45th President confirmed he will not pick Mike Pence for the vice presidency if he runs for another term.
The Guardian reports:
“It would be totally inappropriate,” Trump told Peter Baker and Susan Glasser. “Mike committed political suicide” by refusing to reject electoral college votes in Trump’s 2020 defeat by Joe Biden, Trump said.
Baker, of the New York Times, and Glasser, of the New Yorker, are the husband-and-wife team behind The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021, which will be published next Tuesday. The Guardian obtained a copy.
The authors interviewed Trump twice for their book, in April and November last year.
As vice-president, Pence filled a … role regarding the certification of electoral results.
At the time, President Trump wrote that Mike Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution.”