Feeling the walls closing in, Donald Trump is trying to deflect blame for what his supporters did at his behest on January 6, 2021.
And the likely suspect? Former VP and running mate, Mike Pence.
Over the weekend, Pence said that Trump was “wrong” to demand that he overturn the election results in 2020, adding that “history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”
Considering how light Pence has been on the “hold Trump accountable rhetoric” given the fact that Trump supporters literally tried to hang the former veep, you’d think Trump would let it slide. But no.
On Monday, Trump told reporters, “Had [Pence] sent the votes back to the legislatures, they wouldn’t have had a problem with Jan. 6, so in many ways, you can blame him for Jan 6. Had he sent them back to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, the states, I believe, number one, you would have had a different outcome. But I also believe you wouldn’t have had ‘Jan. 6’ as we call it.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has tried to inject bananas logic that Pence following the law led to Trump supporters on the rampage, but it’s a sign that the friction between the two remains at an all-time high as Pence eyes a 2024 challenge for the Presidency against Trump himself.