Mike Pence defends record in Trump administration at ABC anchor: ‘I know it scratches’ on national media
Former Vice President Mike Pence called the national media on Sunday during an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl and said that despite it “annoying” members of the media, he is “proud” of the four years he spent with former President Donald. Asset.
Karl asked Pence if Trump was a “man of his word”.
“I’m very proud of the record of the Trump administration, Pence,” Pence replied. “On issue after issue, we have delivered with the American people. Whether it’s rebuilding the military, cutting taxes, unleashing American energy, securing the border, appointing conservative judges, pro-life judges, it’s given us a fresh start for life .”
“One problem after another,” he continued. “I saw the President keep his word to the American people and I was proud of those four years with him. And I know that annoys some people in the national media, Jon, but as I wrote in my book, I’m incredibly proud of our administration’s record. It didn’t end well, it ended in controversy.
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Karl insisted he wasn’t asking about Trump’s case, but rather about “the man.”
“I’m not asking you about the record, I’m asking you about the man,” Karl said. “You said another time, ‘I always tell people, to know President Trump is to know someone whose word is his bond.’ I mean he was someone who, as you admitted in your book, lied to the American people about what you told them about January 6, that you couldn’t do it. released a statement saying you fully agree with This is just one example of many. You still don’t think that knowing President Trump is knowing that his word is his commitment. times, that’s not the administration’s record, Donald Trump the man.
Pence said he was “deeply disappointed” by Trump’s words on Jan. 6 and the days leading up to it and said he spoke to Trump in the week after the Capitol riot.
“I was very direct with him, about my experience and my view of it, and my belief that I had done my duty, and we parted ways amicably and respectfully, but in the months that followed. followed, he went back to the same rhetoric he was using before January 6th, a rhetoric that continues a lot to this day, and that’s why we parted ways, and I continue to be disappointed with the fact that the president did not see his clear path to know that by the grace of God, we did our duty that day,” he said.
The former vice president also told Karl that history would “hold Trump accountable” for Jan. 6.
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Pence said Thursday he disagreed with Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on Ukraine.
“Republicans must make it clear that we understand that America is the arsenal of democracy…we must continue to provide Ukraine’s brave military with the support it needs to drive Russia from its sovereign soil,” he said. said Pence.
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“Let me be very clear – the war in Ukraine is not a territorial dispute. It’s a Russian invasion,” Pence said, referring to DeSantis’ comments.
DeSantis told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that becoming entangled in “a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia” was not a “vital” U.S. national interest.