Former US President Donald Trump has targeted his former vice president, Mike Pence, for not having “the courage to reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election,”.
At a conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump reiterated his complaint that Pence could have done more to stop his defeat, during a congressional session on January 6.”I just wish my friend Mike Pence had the extra courage to get the results back to the state legislatures because it all happened so quickly,“.
“You know, they put this plan in place over four years, and it just happened so fast, if he, any penny, put it back in the legislatures, but somebody gave him bad advice,” Trump said.
In addition to attacking Pence, Trump reiterated baseless conspiracy theories about Joe Biden’s election victory, praising the months-long recount of votes in Maricopa County, Arizona.
This came even though Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hoss, a Democrat, had urged Trump to bounce back from his election loss. She said in statements to CNN that nothing will change the outcome, describing the matter as nothing more than a catastrophic failure.
But Trump went on to repeat his grievances and said that it is impossible for the Democrats to win this election without cheating, and Trump said, “If I lose the election, it is really okay. I will start building buildings and keep myself busy, but they stole it from us.”