According to four sources acquainted with the issue, US President Donald Trump has steadily segregated himself in the White House, depending on a small group of deadly loyalists and lashing out at anyone who attempts to cross him, including Vice President Mike Pence.
After he fired up hundreds of followers who mobbed the U.S., several former advisors are steering clear of speaking to Trump. Capitol in what even fellow Republicans considered a profound blot on the reputation of Trump.
Wednesday’s unprecedented invasion of the Capitol building caused Pence and congress members to be evacuated just as they had gathered to recognize President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election win over Trump. Four people, along with a woman shot by the police, killed in the chaos.
One adviser while talking on condition of anonymity, said “Don’t want to,” when asked if there is any current contact with the president.
Trump has frequently privately and publicly lampooned Pence for declining to try to keep Congress from authorizing the victory of Biden, and has seeded Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, for believing that he will fulfill his constitutional obligation, the reports said.
Trump has been berating Pence to his face in the week, one source said. The office of the vice president refused to respond.
But Republican Senator Jim Inhofe told the Tulsa World newspaper that on Wednesday night, he talked to him.
“I’ve known Mike Pence forever. “I’ve never seen Pence as angry as he was today.”
The gap between the two men was intense and they may never talk to each other again, a past senior administration official said.
Throughout the president’s four years in office, Pence, a former Indiana governor and former Republican congressman who has presidential aspirations has remained faithful to Trump.
Pence Advisor’s Comment:
A Pence adviser said that “everyone around him is very proud of him” for how he fulfilled his constitutional obligation and how he had told Trump whatever he wanted to do in advance.
“Mike Pence does not surprise the president. He was honest about what he was going to do,” added the adviser.
One report said that Trump has associated himself with an ever-smaller community of supporters who react to his whims, including digital director Dan Scavino, personal assistant John McEntee, business manager Peter Navarro, speechwriter Stephen Miller, and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The insider said, “It’s sad. These are the ones around him and egging him on,” who really requested not to be named.
However, the White House refused to comment on the situation.