This week, former President Trump referred to his previous running mate turned campaign foe as “Liddle Mike Pence” and said he never told Pence to place him “higher than the Constitution” as the former vice president has alleged.
Trump referred to Pence as “Liddle” in a number of Truth Social tweets, the first of which was published this week and was in response to Pence’s criticism of Trump following his most recent indictment in connection with the Capitol incident.
“Wow, it actually happened at last! Liddle’ Mike Pence, who was about to lose his position as governor of Indiana when I intervened and appointed him vice president, has joined the Dark Side. I never suggested that Pence, who had just gained confidence (which is not, based on his 2% poll ratings!) put me higher than the Constitution or that Mike became ‘too honest.’ He has a delusion and at this point he wants to be strong. I once read a feature that was about Mike in a prestigious magazine. It said that he was not a particularly decent guy. Although I was surprised, the story was accurate. Sad!”
He responded with a second tweet this week, claiming he “never said anything harsh or even remotely inappropriate to Liddle’ Mike Pence.”
He said, “I made him the Vice President of the United States above all the individuals who wanted it. Disloyalty in politics is still very much a thing. MAGA!!!”
This week, the Pence campaign made no comments about Trump’s tweets on Truth Social. Trump’s attack on his former vice president coincides with Pence’s criticism of Trump following his arrest last week on charges that he sought to tamper with the outcome of the 2020 election.
I reiterated today that President Trump was mistaken when he requested that I put him before my duty to the Constitution and that I had no jurisdiction to annul the election. While in a donor call this past week, Pence declared, “I’ll remain firm in that.
“Anyone who places themselves above the Constitution shouldn’t ever serve as president,” he continued. I’ll also add that no one should ever run for president again if they ask someone else to take their oath of allegiance to the Constitution away from them.
Trump entered a not-guilty plea this week to four counts that included conspiracy with the aim of defrauding the United States, conspiracy in opposition to rights, conspiracy to hinder an official proceeding, obstructing of and trying to impede an official proceeding, and conspiracy to violate rights.
After being arraigned, Trump attacked President Biden and the Dept. of Justice, saying, “This represents a persecution of the man that is leading by very, extremely significant numbers in the Republican primary election and dominating Biden by a lot. So, when you are unable to defeat him, you then persecute him or just prosecute him.”