Trump denies telling Mike Pence he was 'too honest' for refusing to reject election results

 August 7, 2023

The Hill reported last week that former Vice President Mike Pence has begun selling campaign merchandise emblazoned with the words "Too honest."

The slogan references a statement allegedly made to Pence by former President Donald Trump following the 2020 election. However, Trump denies that he ever made the comment.

Pence claims he "dismissed out of hand" Trump's demand to reject election results

"You know, I'm a student of American history," The Hill quoted Pence as saying during an appearance last Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair.

"And the first time I heard in early December somebody suggest that as vice president I might be able to decide which votes to reject and which to accept, I knew that it was false. … I dismissed it out of hand," he continued.

"Sadly, the president was surrounded by a group of crackpot lawyers that kept telling him what his itching ears wanted to hear," Pence concluded.

Trump lawyer says Pence "our best witness"

Meanwhile, Trump attorney John Lauro told CBS News' "Face The Nation" that he is unconcerned by the prospect of Pence testifying at the former president's upcoming trial in Washington D.C., predicting that "the vice president will be our best witness."

Lauro reiterated that message during an interview with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, saying, "I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to cross examine Mr. Pence."

"He will completely eliminate any doubt that President Trump firmly believed that the election irregularities had led to an inappropriate result," Lauro went on to insist.

Trump denies telling Pence he was "too honest"

Politico noted how for his part, Trump put up a Truth Social post on Saturday that read, "WOW, it’s finally happened!"

"'Liddle' Mike Pence, a man who was about to be ousted as Governor Indiana until I came along and made him V.P., has gone to the Dark Side," the former president complained.

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