Trump Defends ‘Hang Mike Pence’ Chant to Jonathan Karl In Stunning Audio

  

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Trump Defends ‘Hang Mike Pence’ Chant to Jonathan Karl In Stunning Audio
Jonathan Karl: “Were you worried about him during that siege? Were you worried about his safety?” Trump: “No, I thought he was well-protected, and I had heard that he was in good shape. No. Because I had heard he was in very good shape. But, but, no, I think — ” Karl: “Because you heard those chants — that was terrible. I mean — ” Trump: “He could have — well, the people were very angry.” Karl: “They were saying ‘hang Mike Pence.'” Trump: “Because it’s common sense, Jon.

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BREAKING: Trump Defends ‘Hang Mike Pence’ Chant to Jonathan Karl In Stunning Audio









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Former President   Donald Trump   defended the chants of “Hang Mike Pence” that rang throughout the Capitol building on January 6th during an interview with   Betrayal   author and ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent   Jonathan Karl.  Audio was obtained and published exclusively by   Axios.

Mike Allen   reports that the audio is a snippet from a 90-minute interview — conducted at Mar-a-Lago on March 18 — for Karl’s book, which has already   thrown off   a surfeit of   stunning headlines . Karl published audio of the interview via Twitter:



Rioters on January 6th attacked Capitol police and invaded the Capitol building in an effort to stop the certification of the electoral college and overturn the results of the 2020 General Election. Trump had long contended, baselessly, that the election result was due to massive voter fraud, but was unable to prove that in any court of law.

Trump then turned to his Vice President to stop the election certification, which he refused. This made Pence the target of Trump’s animus and this legion of followers that and invaded the capital, many of whom chanted “ Hang Mike Pence ” as they entered the building.

Karl asked the former President about that, to which Trump nonchalantly defended, in part, because he thought he was “well-protected” and had “heard that he was in good shape.” Karl revealed during a recent interview with   Stephen Colbert   this week that   photos exist of Pence   hiding from rioters in the bowels of the Capitol building but he was not allowed to publish them.

A transcript of the back and forth was published by   Axios :


Jonathan Karl: “ Were you worried about him during that siege? Were you worried about his safety?”

Trump:  “No, I thought he was well-protected, and I had heard that he was in good shape. No. Because I had heard he was in very good shape. But, but, no, I think — ”

Karl:  “Because you heard those chants — that was terrible. I mean — ”

Trump:  “He could have — well, the people were very angry.”

Karl:  “They were saying ‘hang Mike Pence.'”

Trump:  “Because it’s common sense, Jon. It’s common sense that you’re supposed to protect. How can you — if you know a vote is fraudulent, right? — how can you pass on a fraudulent vote to Congress? How can you do that? And I’m telling you: 50/50, it’s right down the middle for the top constitutional scholars when I speak to them. Anybody I spoke to — almost all of them at least pretty much agree, and some very much agree with me — because he’s passing on a vote that he knows is fraudulent. How can you pass a vote that you know is fraudulent? Now, when I spoke to him, I really talked about all of the fraudulent things that happened during the election. I didn’t talk about the main point, which is the legislatures did not approve — five states. The legislatures did not approve all of those changes that made the difference between a very easy win for me in the states, or a loss that was very close, because the losses were all very close.”

The   audio   reveals Trump to be dispassionate and calm while he is pivoting from defending the chants to hang his Vice President to his obsession over “fraudulent things that happened during the election.” But it will be evident to many who hear the video that Trump feels that Pence’s “passing on a vote” in defense of the events of January 6th are as big an issue to him as the Capitol attacks.

Hear the snippet of the audio at   Axios .

 

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Trump displays depraved indifference to chants for his vice president to be hung.

Trump 24.  Really? 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

No wonder Pence didn't want to get in a car to be evacuated on J6.  If he had gotten in that car, I bet that he would have never been seen again.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Trumpturd was getting off while watching all his domestic terrorist incited (by him) mob on TV - 'they're doing this for me!' while they whisked pussy Pence off to some undisclosed location while pussy Pence still defends the traitor turd trumpturd.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 weeks ago

People were angry that day.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago
Karl: “Because you heard those chants — that was terrible. I mean — ”

Trump: “He could have — well, the people were very angry.”

Karl: “They were saying ‘hang Mike Pence.'”

Trump: “Because it’s common sense, Jon. It’s common sense that you’re supposed to protect. How can you — if you know a vote is fraudulent, right? — how can you pass on a fraudulent vote to Congress? How can you do that?

That exchange can only be read as Trump saying that the "hang Mike Pence" chants were justified. 

That is fine with you?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Not to my way of reading.


 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

We'll chip in to buy you some new glasses.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

As long as you memorialize my comments I'll be happy.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
That exchange can only be read as Trump saying that the "hang Mike Pence" chants were justified.

That is your interpretation. One you had prior to getting past the headline. "But Trump" is your MO. And it's quite sad to witness.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.6  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    3 weeks ago

Trump is asked about the chant. 

His reply is "it was common sense." 

Now we have the right denying what is right in front of their faces. America is currently in a degraded state because the political right does not accept reality.

Karl: “They were saying ‘hang Mike Pence.'” Trump: “Because it’s common sense, Jon.
 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.7  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    3 weeks ago
One you had prior to getting past the headline. "But Trump" is your MO. And it's quite sad to witness.

When are you going to start displaying any competence on this forum? 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.8  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    3 weeks ago
When are you going to start displaying any competence on this forum? 

Long before you do..............In fact, I'm already ahead of you and you've been here longer. Go figure.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.9  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.8    3 weeks ago

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JohnRussell
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2.1.10  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.5    3 weeks ago

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Let’s do a Jeopardy style question: In this country a President plotted a coup and then incited a terrorist attack on the Capitol to remain in power yet when that failed, he went 100% unpunished-In fact, was celebrated by his political party. Answer: What is the USA?!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.11  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.10    3 weeks ago
a President plotted a coup

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JohnRussell
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2.1.12  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.11    3 weeks ago

You need to follow the news more closely. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

The alleged conservatives/gqp/gop are agreeing that this was a fraudulent vote.  All lies.  Yet it's still supported.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.14  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.7    3 weeks ago

Never.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.15  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

As long as you memorialize my comments I'll be happy.

Remember when they were chanting HANG MIKE PENCE and you claimed that wasn’t what they were saying?  How’s that for memorializing?

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.16  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    3 weeks ago
Not to my way of reading.

I long ago jotted that down to unworthy of investigation.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.17  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.15    3 weeks ago
Remember when they were chanting HANG MIKE PENCE and you claimed that wasn’t what they were saying?  

I think that's what you heard, rather than what I said.

 
 
 
zuksam
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2.1.18  zuksam  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
That exchange can only be read as Trump saying that the "hang Mike Pence" chants were justified. 

They're just words. Like when they chant "Fuck Joe Biden" they don't really want to fuck Joe Biden, they just want him to know they're pissed at his incompetence.

 
 
 
epistte
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2.1.19  epistte  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

Why were they angry?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.20  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  zuksam @2.1.18    3 weeks ago

They're just words. Like when they chant "Fuck Joe Biden" they don't really want to fuck Joe Biden, they just want him to know they're pissed at his incompetence.

Did The FJB crowd bring a heart shaped bed and chocolate covered strawberries to their chanting fest?  Because the HMP crowd brought gallows and wrist restraints to back up their chant.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.21  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.17    3 weeks ago

I think that's what you heard, rather than what I said.

When literally everyone who isn’t a Trump sycophant heard it they knew exactly what was being clearly chanted, and your response was “are you sure they were all chanting that?”  Permit me to refresh your memory: 

This comment got etched in my brain as the moment I realized that the right had sank yet to another low.  There’s seems to be no bottom to their deplorability.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 weeks ago

He opted to be secluded in a safe room at the capitol.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Not surprising at all.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago

It's telling that there are many not throwing the same hissy fit that the chants were being made.  Could they be part of the group calling for somebody to be killed?  My guess is that they are. That much is evident in their seeds and comments.  This is the same group who are still under the ill informed belief that there was collusion by the previous administration and they, somehow, don't grasp the failure that is the current administration.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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5  Nerm_L    3 weeks ago

I like Jonathan Karl.  Karl is so biased that the Democrats' misinformation and propaganda are easy to decipher.  Karl may be a partisan hack but, at least, he is reliable.

Karl is attempting to make a big deal about a chant.  The fact that the mob was not searching the building for Mike Pence (or any other Congressmen) doesn't register.  It's all about the optics; not about any facts.  The facts are Mike Pence was never in any real danger.  Those soiled undies can be washed.  

Karl's bias makes it readily apparent that Democrats' view Trump as the Republican version of Clinton.  And Trump plays along by claiming 'a vast left wing conspiracy'.  In the past Trump hobnobbed with the elite of the Democratic Party.  Trump's biggest crime is that he changed sides.  Trump stopped feeding so Democrats have started biting.  If Trump has won 2016 as a Democrat then Jonathan Karl's propaganda would be quite different but just as biased.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Nerm_L @5    3 weeks ago

Very few liberals that I know of have any use for Jonathan Karl.

He is not even close to being "liberal". 

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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5.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    3 weeks ago
Very few liberals that I know of have any use for Jonathan Karl. He is not even close to being "liberal". 

Whether liberal or not, Jonathan Karl is true blue.  Democrats can do no wrong, no matter what Democrats are.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Nerm_L @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

you must be looking at a different Jonathan Karl. 

 
 
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