Trump had “a bad adviser who was basically a snake oil salesman”


Mark Short, Chief of Staff Mike penceOn Sunday, President Trump said he had “many bad advisers who were basically snake oil salesmen” during the January 6th Capitol riots.

Appearing Meet the Press, Host Chuck Todd said when Congress met to recognize the electoral college on January 6, 2021, the Vice President “cannot decide which voter vote is for or against, but I asked Short if he got the legal advice that “you can cancel this session and delay things.” University vote.

“No, Chuck. Unfortunately, I think the President had many bad advisers who were basically Snake Oil salesmen and gave him a really random and novel idea of ​​what the Vice President could do. , Our office investigated and realized that it was never an option, “he said.

Todd asked Short, “Are you pushing this against a bad adviser, or was the former president seeking bad advice?”

“I don’t know the answer to that question,” Short replied. “Honestly, I think he got a lot of bad advice, but I don’t think the Vice President advised him from the beginning. Look at what you want to send on our way.” But he didn’t think he had that authority. “

At the time, Trump’s legal team advised Pence to either invalidate the voter vote or delay the ballot counting and send the issue of fraudulent voting to the Legislature for investigation.

Short comments come after the war of the most public language between Pence and Trump took place last week.

Playing cards Accused Former Vice President who did not meet his obligation to revise the election results.

“If the Vice President (Mike Pence)” has no right “to change the outcome of the presidential election in the Senate, despite fraud and many other misconduct, why Democrats and Republicans Wacky Susan・ Are you desperately trying to pass like Collins? A law that does not allow the Vice President to change the outcome of elections? Trump wrote statement.. “In fact, what they’re saying is that Mike Pence had the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take it right away. Unfortunately, he has that power. Didn’t exercise, he may have overturned the election! “

On Friday, Pence rejected Trump’s claim that he might have overturned the outcome of the 2020 elections.

“I heard this week that President Trump said I had the right to overturn the election. President Trump is wrong. I didn’t have the right to overturn the election. It belongs and belongs only to Americans. ” Said At an event of the Federalist Association of Florida.

“Frankly, there are few non-American ideas like the idea that anyone can choose an American president,” he added.

Pence repeatedly rejected allegations that he had the authority to revoke. The Electoral College will vote on January 6, 2021.

“I think my oath to uphold and uphold the Constitution prevents me from claiming one-sided authority to decide which voters should and shouldn’t count. “There is,” Pence said in a letter to Congress at the time.

On Sunday, Short described his experience on January 6, 2021, when a crowd of Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol when Congress met to prove the voter vote.

He said the Secret Service tried to evade Pence 2 from his office in the suite right next to the Senate floor. “I’m staying.” “

The head of the Pence security team said there was a glass door in the office and the vice president had to move. After that, Pence was moved to a safe place at the bottom of the Capitol.

“At some point, there was an attempt to put the Vice President back in the convoy, but he clearly stated,” It’s not the vision we want our world to see as we flee the Capitol. ” We stayed there and worked. Get your business back and try to get the job done that night. “

He didn’t know if the Vice President was, but added that he hadn’t heard the mob chanting “hang Mike Pence” at the time.

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