Former President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are thought by many to have had something of a falling out earlier this year as each of their terms came to an end.
However, recent comments by Trump suggest that whatever rift may have existed between the 2 men seems to have healed.
The Hill reported that Trump released a statement praising Pence after an interview that his one-time vice president had with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“I can tell you that we parted amicably at the end of the administration, and we’ve talked a number of times since we both left office,” The Hill quoted Pence as telling Hannity.
“I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January,” he went on to say, referencing the riot on Capitol Hill.
Pence added, “They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported our administration in 2016 and 2020.”
Trump praises Pence, warns of possible conflict with China
The Hill noted that Trump responded by issuing a press release welcoming Pence’s comments while also bashing the committee that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assembled to investigate the events of January 6.
“Vice President Mike Pence’s statement during his interview with the great Sean Hannity very much destroys and discredits the Unselect Committees Witch Hunt on the events of January 6th,” Trump declared.
“It will continue anyways, however, because the Fake News doesn’t want to focus on Afghanistan, Russia, Taiwan and China, the Border, inflation, and a failing economy.”
According to The Hill, Trump then released another statement in which he continued to go after “two very weak and pathetic RINOs” who have been selected to sit on the committee.
The Hill said that yet another statement “baselessly claimed the U.S. could go to war with China because of the Biden administration’s policies and its handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.” Yet China has recently made aggressive moves towards Taiwan and in August a Chinese state owned publication warned that America would abandon the island nation just as it had Afghanistan.