Days ago, longtime Trump adviser Sam Nunberg went on television and asserted that when Donald Trump met with Mike Pence to discuss the election certification, Trump called Pence a “pussy.” Now we’re finally getting the full quote in context.
According to the New York Times, Trump said this to Pence: “You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a pussy.” This is a vulgar and sexist remark, but it shows Trump’s mindset heading into the January 6th debacle. Trump ended up inciting a violent domestic terrorist attack that came close to getting Pence murdered. So this quote goes to Trump’s mindset at the time he sent goons to take Pence out.
In any case, this all just keeps getting uglier. Donald Trump is clearly out of control in terms of his psychological state. Mike Pence still seems intent on protecting Trump, going so far as to announce tonight that he would refuse to invoke the 25th Amendment. The only good news is that there is now bipartisan support for impeachment and removal; we’ll see if there end up being enough votes.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report