16 thoughts on “Tell us, Donald!

      • Blowback says:

        “Twitter allowed public calls to hang Vice President Mike Pence to trend on its platform Saturday morning just hours after the account for President Trump was permanently suspended for inciting violence.”
        Reportedly more than 14,000 Twitter users had shared the sentiment by the time it was flagged.
        “The line originated during unrest on Wednesday in Washington, DC, with rioters chanting for Pence’s execution as they rampaged through the Capitol building.
        Outside the building, other miscreants had even erected their own makeshift noose for the effort.
        Just hours before, Pence had signaled his intention to allow the certification of the electoral votes to proceed, officially putting Biden on the road to becoming the 46th president of the United States later this month.” (NY Post 1/9/21) https://nypost.com/2021/01/09/twitter-allows-hang-mike-pence-to-trend-hours-after-trump-ban/

  1. Et tu, Mikey? says:

    “Hours before President Donald Trump retweeted a message for his vice president to “act” in stopping the ratification of the Electoral College, he met for more than an hour in the Oval Office with Mike Pence, whom he has complained recently isn’t doing enough to support his bid to overturn the election.
    The discussion was “entirely unrelated” to the eventual tweet, one person familiar with the matter said, though would not specify whether the issue of the January 6 ratification in Congress arose. The two men went separate ways for the holiday.
    “Trump has told people recently that Pence isn’t doing enough to fight for him as his presidency ends, and has recently taken an interest in Pence’s traditional role during the Electoral College certification. As President of the Senate, Pence presides over the proceedings.
    Sources say Trump in recent days has brought the matter up to the vice president and has been “confused” as to why Pence can’t overturn the results of the election on January 6.
    Pence and White House aides have tried to explain to him that his role is more of a formality and he cannot unilaterally reject the Electoral College votes.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/24/politics/trump-pence-electoral-college/index.html

  2. Footnote to history says:

    Christmas Eve message from the President of the United States of America
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 4:06 PM · Dec 24, 2020:
    “I saved at least 8 Republican Senators, including Mitch, from losing in the last Rigged (for President) Election. Now they (almost all) sit back and watch me fight against a crooked and vicious foe, the Radical Left Democrats. I will NEVER FORGET!”
    [This claim about election fraud is disputed]

  3. ...but wait, there's more! says:

    “On Monday, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert sued Vice President Mike Pence in federal court in a, um, wacky attempt to transform the vice president’s purely ceremonial role in presiding over the announcement of the Electoral College results in Congress into a power broker position in which the VP could effectively hand the election to President Donald Trump.
    “We continue to hold out hope that there is a federal judge who understands that the fraud that stole this election will mean the end of our republic, and this suit would insure that the Vice-President will only accept electors legitimately and legally elected,” Gohmert said in a statement on Monday. “There must be an opportunity for a day in court when fraud was this prevalent.”
    It’s probably worth noting here that there has yet to be any proof of the widespread fraud that Gohmert, Trump and the President’s most ardent backers continue to allege. In fact, as The New York Times noted over the weekend, the Trump forces have lost all but one of the 60 (!) lawsuits they have brought attempting to prove voter fraud. There have been zero documented instances of widespread malfeasance — be it dead people voting or non-citizens casting votes.”
    There’s just no “there” there. Like, none. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/louie-gohmert-mike-pence-lawsuit/index.html

    Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post, December 27, 2020:

  4. Leaving the sinking rat? says:

    “Vice President Mike Pence’s lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to reject a request from Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that attempts to force Pence to ignore electoral votes of several key states when Congress meets to certify the 2020 presidential election next week.
    Pence argues that the legal issues raised by Gohmert, along with a slate of Arizona Republicans, should be addressed to the House and Senate (if they should be raised at all).” https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/31/politics/pence-gohmert-electoral-college-lawsuit/index.html

  5. ...or else says:

    President Donald Trump applied new pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to interfere with the Congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Wednesday — despite Pence’s inability to alter the election’s outcome and the overall futility of the effort by some Republican lawmakers.
    “States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, plus corrupt process never received legislative approval,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. “All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!” https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/do-it-mike-trump-leans-on-pence-to-reject-bidens-electoral-college-certification-455319
    The president’s social media posts came just hours before Pence is set to preside over the afternoon joint session of Congress, during which he will be required by the Constitution to count the electoral votes certified by the states.

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