ABC’s Jonathan Karl revealed a statement made by former President Donald Trump about former Vice President Mike Pence around the time of the January 6 Capitol breach, which took place as the Senate led by Pence was voting to certify the election results.
The New York Times had already quoted Trump as saying to Pence in a call early on January 6, “You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a pussy.”
Karl asked Trump whether he had said those words, and Trump didn’t deny the statement.
“I wouldn’t dispute it,” Trump said when Karl asked if he had said that to Pence.
It sounds like classic Trump, and something he would have said in the heat of the moment as he tried to convince Pence not to let the election slip away permanently.
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