Former Vice President Mike Pence claimed he “was always loyal” to former President Donald Trump during a Monday NewsNation appearance.
“I was always loyal to President Donald Trump and for sure, he was my president. He was my friend, and I don’t regret what we did during the Trump-Pence administration,” Pence told “On Balance” host Leland Vittert. “The president and I forged a team, not just the two of us, but the team that he assembled throughout our cabinet that rebuilt our military, secured our border, revived our economy, saw three Supreme Court justices appointed, three hundred federal judges, achieved American energy independence and left America more prosperous and stronger than ever before.” (RELATED: Mike Pence Says Americans Want Leader Who Acts With ‘Gentleness And Respect’)
Trump slammed Pence on Twitter on Jan. 6, 2021 for not acting to send electoral votes from disputed states back to them. Pence claimed he lacked the authority to unilaterally act on the electoral votes.
Pence also criticized Trump during a Nov. 14 interview with David Muir, claiming Trump’s “reckless” comments “endangered” him and his family during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The two fell out in the wake of the riot and its aftermath.
“I’m incredibly proud of that, obviously it didn’t end well, and Jan. 6 was a tragic day, but, as I write in ‘So Help Me, God’ it’s been described, as maybe the most fulsome defense of the Trump-Pence record that’s been written, and I believe that it is because I do believe we demonstrated when you put conservative principles into practice, America is more prosperous, we’re more secure and I hope people reading it who may – there may be greater interest in those final chapters, and I understand that – will look at it and see the totality of our record and be as proud as I am,” Pence said.
Former President Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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