Stephen Colbert spotted an insult Donald Trump reportedly directed at Mike Pence that must’ve been specifically hard on his vice president, who till then was identified for his unfailing fealty.
Trump leaned heavily on Pence to try to block the certification of the Electoral Higher education final results, but Pence said he could not.
“You really don’t realize, Mike. You can do this. I really do not want to be your close friend anymore if you never do this,” he explained, according to “Peril,” the forthcoming e book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
“That must’ve been rough to listen to,” Colbert reported. “But then all over again, the up coming day at the Capitol riot, Mike Pence observed some new buddies to cling with.”
Pence, alongside with the rest of Congress, was evacuated in the middle of the election certification course of action on Jan. 6 when pro-Trump insurrectionists attacked the U.S. Capitol.
The certification afterwards resumed, and, with Pence presiding, it confirmed that Joe Biden gained the 2020 election.
Colbert also discusses other revelations from the new book in his Tuesday night time monologue:
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