Former Vice President Mike Pence did something that may shock Trump supporters this week.
During a Fox News interview on Monday night, Pence took up for the very people that have been the most critical of him.
Pence hammered the media for trying to characterize all Trump supporters as radicals because of the events on January 6.
Taking Up for Trump Supporters
The big sticking point between Pence and Trump supporters is Pence’s role in the election certification.
I have beat that to death, so I am not going to get into it again.
Regardless, a significant portion of Trump supporters have accused Pence of being a traitor, so it would not be a surprise if he simply abandoned them, but that is not his style.
Instead, Pence hammered the media for its portrayal of the loyal Trump supporters.
Pence stated, “I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January.
“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.”
Pence explained that he and Trump “parted amicably” and recently said they have talked about a dozen times since leaving office.
He continued, “You can’t spend almost five years in a political foxhole with somebody without developing a strong relationship.
“Jan. 6 was a tragic day in the history of our Capitol building, but thanks to the efforts of Capitol Hill police [and] federal officials, the Capitol was secured.
“We finished our work, and the president and I sat down a few days later and talked through all of it.
“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.”
Pence knows that if he ever chooses to re-enter the political arena, he is going to need the backing of Trump supporters or face defeat.
He continues to send out olive branches, but I have yet to see them be received.
This may be the one wound that time will not heal with Trump loyalists.