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Anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence ‘thinks God wants him to be President’

Josh Jackman August 30, 2018
ABINGDON, VA - OCTOBER 14: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, R-VA, at the Washington County Fairgrounds on October 14, 2017 in Abingdon, Virginia. Virginia voters head to the polls on Nov. 7. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence (Sara D. Davis/Getty)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning political author has said that Vice President Mike Pence is manoeuvring to take over as President.

Pence, who is on record supporting gay ‘conversion’ therapy despite trying to rewrite history in 2016, would become the leader of the free world if Donald Trump were impeached.

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09:  Vice President Mike Pence greets guests during an event celebrating National Military Appreciation Month and National Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building May 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. The vice president hosted about 160 spouses and children of the active duty U.S. military members.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Pence is on the record supporting gay ‘cure’ therapy (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

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.”

Michael D’Antonio (michaeldantonio.net)

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.

US Vice President Mike Pence introduces US President Donald Trump during a signing ceremony ceremony for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York, on August 13, 2018. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
“His infrastructure for running for office is complete” (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty)

“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.

TOPSHOT - US Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a new branch of the military, Space Force, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Pence stayed silent about Alabama’s Republican nominee for the Senate last year, Roy Moore (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty)

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.’

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a lunch with armed service members at the Roosevelt Room of the White House July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump took questions from the press and discussed the status of the healthcare legislation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
“He would like to impose a religiously inspired politics on our country” (Alex Wong/Getty)

“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:

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