Mike Pence posts a farewell collage, however Trump shouldn’t be in any of the photographs
When Donald Trump won the Republican nomination in 2016, he actually had no political allies. When Mike Pence was announced as his vice president, it was seen more as a strategic move. Pence was on the map to help Trump win the vote of Evangelical Christians.
And while the strategy worked, it was an odd partnership. Pence has been given about as much responsibility within the Trump administration as Jared Kushner. And the vice president often tried to defend the wild things the president said.
On his last full day in office, Mike Pence decided to post a collage in honor of his tenure as vice president. Interestingly, Donald Trump was not in any of the photos.
The Vice President wrote: “Thank you for the privilege of serving as your Vice President for the past four years. It was the greatest honor of my life. On behalf of our wonderful second lady, Karen Pence, and all of our family, thank you and God bless America. “
Two of the pictures showed Pence and his wife Karen. Another showed him with coworkers and the other from a family wedding. The Lincoln Project quickly pointed this out to the missing man, writing, “No pictures with Trump. So messy. “
No pictures with Trump. So messy. https://t.co/FUouHBf10r
– The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 19, 2021
Pence’s future is unknown. Jim Atterholt, former aide to the vice president, told USA Today that working with Trump prevents America from “seeing the Mike Pence I know – kind, empathetic, funny, and self-deprecating. If the public ever sees this side of Mike Pence, I believe he will one day be president. “
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