Mike Pence dismisses speculation of a rift with Trump -- despite having not heard from him since last summer

Mike Pence dismisses speculation of a rift with Trump -- despite having not heard from him since last summer
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It's no secret that former President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence ended on bad terms. So, when Pence appeared on Fox News it comes as no surprise that he was asked about his current relationship with Trump. However, what has caught the attention of viewers is Pence's response.

During an interview on Fox News on Thursday, January 27, Pence revealed he hadn't spoken to the former president since last summer. "You know, we talked last summer. And you know I've said many times, it was difficult, January 6 was difficult. It was a tragic day in the life of the nation."

Pence went on to reveal that they'd sat down for a conversation days after the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. "I know I did my duty under the constitution of the United States," he continued, "but the president and I sat down in the days that followed that, we spoke about it, talked through it, we parted amicably."

In the days leading up to the insurrection, Pence became a target for Trump when he refused to participate in his attempted coup. Although Trump attempted to pressure Pence into overturning the outcome of the presidential election, the former vice president repeatedly reiterated that such a request was not within his Constitutional power.

However, Trump continued to push conspiracy theories and falsehoods suggesting that Pence merely refused to do his bidding. The loss of the presidential election created what appears to be a permanent rift between the two.

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