PRESIDENT Donald Trump reportedly teases Mike Pence over his right-wing social views according to U.S. magazine, The New Yorker.
The article, entitled, “The Danger of President Pence,” details various views held by the socially conservative VP that clash with Trump’s views.
Two sources told the magazine Trump has teased Pence about his stances toward religion, abortion and the LGBTQ community.
“A longtime associate” of Trump and Pence was quoted in the article saying that the president likes to let his VP “know who’s boss” and that Trump asks people who stop by Pence’s office, “Did Mike make you pray?”
After a legal adviser told Trump and Pence that many states would probably legalize abortion if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Trump was said to have turned to Pence:
‘You see?’ Trump asked Pence. ‘You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.’
When that meeting shifted to discuss gay rights, according to the article, Trump pointed to Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”
Mike Pence’s office responded to the claims and said: “The New Yorker piece is filled with unsubstantiated, unsourced claims that are untrue and offensive.”