‘Pence Wants To Hang All Gay People’, Trump Joked: Report
Let’s face it: Vice President Mike Pence is not fond of gay people. In fact, according to a report by The New Yorker, President Trump once joked that Pence “wants to hang” all gay people.
The president mocked Pence for his views opposing abortion and LGBTQ rights after a legal scholar told the pair that if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many states would probably legalize abortion, the publication reported Monday.
“You see?” Trump said to Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.”
And when the meeting began to focus on gay rights, Trump reportedly pointed to Pence, joking, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!”
According to the report, one Trump campaign staffer also told The New Yorker that Trump used to ask people leaving meetings with Pence, “Did Mike make you pray?”
One source said the president likes to “let Pence know who’s boss,” according to the report.
Pence has repeatedly clashed with the LGBTQ community throughout his political career, including his support of an amendment in 2006 that would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. He also said at the time that legalizing gay marriage would cause a “societal collapse.”
You can read The New Yorkers report here.