Anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence ‘thinks God wants him to be President’
A Pulitzer Prize-winning political author has said that Vice President Mike Pence is manoeuvring to take over as President.
And the former Governor of Indiana, who signed the state’s law allowing religious people and businesses to cite their conscience as a defence in legal disputes, apparently believes he has a God-given right to the presidency.
Michael D’Antonio, who co-authored The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence after writing books on Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, revealed on CNN what he had found out while researching the divisive figure.
“Absolutely everything that Mike Pence does is oriented towards him becoming President…by the time he left high school, he had decided he was going to be President of the United States,” said D’Antonio.
“And as he rose through life, becoming a member of Congress and then Governor of Indiana, he actually sort of heard in his being God’s direction.”
The author explained that Pence “thought that God was calling him to now be Vice President and function as a President-in-waiting.
“So we see Donald Trump in this huge crisis, this rolling chaos, and I think with every day, Mike Pence imagines he’s one day closer to the Oval Office.”
The writer agreed with the interviewer that Pence was manoeuvring to get the top job at Trump’s expense, adding: “I think he’s positioning himself to be ‘the normal guy’ – the guy you can trust.
“And he is out across the country, continuously now, promoting the president’s agenda but really promoting the development of his own network.
“He established a PAC before any Vice President ever did. His infrastructure for running for office is complete.
“So should Trump stumble, should he decide not to run again, Pence 2020 would be an automatic thing.”
As proof that Pence is thinking in this way, D’Antonio offered up the fact that Pence has stayed silent during reports of Trump’s alleged affairs and vocal support of disgraced former judge Roy Moore.
Pence once said that a President who lies to the American public and covers up an adulterous affair should resign or be impeached.
In his book, D’Antonio also branded the Vice President “the most successful Christian supremacist in American history.”
He explained: “Mike Pence goes around saying: ‘I’m a Christian, I’m a conservative, and I’m a Republican, in that order.’ He doesn’t say: ‘I’m an American.’
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“I think he’s a very divisive figure. He would like to impose a religiously inspired politics on our country.
“That means rolling back marriage equality, that means a ban on abortion, a whole host of policies that are religiously driven, and he’s very upfront about it.”
Earlier this year, the Human Rights Campaign launched a project publicising the record of Pence, who has been linked to a string of anti-LGBT actions taken by the Trump administration, called “The Real Mike Pence.”
PinkNews also released an article fact-checking Pence and his approach to LGBT+ rights earlier this year.
Watch the full interview here: