Former Vice President Mike Pence fell out of favor with a number of former President Donald Trump’s supporters after the 2020 election, primarily because he went against Trump’s wishes and refused to intervene in the certification of the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.
Since then, it has been widely assumed that Pence and Trump have bad blood, though according to the Daily Caller, that’s apparently not true. Fox News’ Sean Hannity recently asked Pence about his relationship with the former president, with Pence confirming that the two “parted amicably” after Jan. 6.
The former president relentlessly pressured Pence to intervene in President Joe Biden’s election victory certification process, a request that Pence repeatedly denied he had the power or willingness to do.
All is well
In Pence’s first Fox News interview since leaving office, Hannity went right to the burning question regarding Pence’s relationship with Trump at the current time. The former vice president was candid in his replies.
“The president and I sat down a few days later and talked through all of it,” Pence said, referring to the chaos that happened on Jan. 6.
He added: “I can tell you that we parted amicably at the end of the administration, and we have talked a number of times since we both left office.”
Pence went on to describe the bond he once had with Trump, saying that their relationship was “strong” after enduring what they went through in Trump’s time in the White House.
“Look, you can’t spend almost five years in a political foxhole with somebody without developing a strong relationship,” Pence told Hannity.
“Spoken many times”
Pence admitted to Hannity that he and Trump will like never agree over the events that transpired in January, but noted that he and the president have discussed it in length.
“You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office,” Pence said.
He added: “And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day. But I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years!”
According to Yahoo News, Pence also took aim at the mainstream media in his interview with Hannity, accusing a majority of mainstream outlets of using the Jan. 6. Capitol riot to “demean” Trump’s supporters. “I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January,” he said.