During a speech at the “Road to Majority” conference, former President Donald Trump rehashed his grievance against former Vice President Mike Pence for not doing his bidding when it came to the 2020 election, saying “the truth” is Pence could have decertified the results of the election if he wanted to.
“Thomas Jefferson — did anybody hear of Thomas Jefferson? So, he was a vice president also, among other things, many things,” Trump said. “But Thomas Jefferson had the same exact problem in the early 1800s with Georgia, which was unable to properly count its votes.”
“Hear ye, hear ye, the great state of Georgia is unable to properly count our votes,” Trump continued. “Thomas Jefferson said, ‘Oh, we’re going to take your votes. We’re not sending them back, we’re taking them.’ And he took the votes, and they got elected, he and his wonderful president. So I said to Mike, if you do this you could be Thomas Jefferson, and then after it all went down, I looked at him one say and I said, ‘Mike, I hate to say this, but you’re no Thomas Jefferson.'”
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In addition to the pushing the big lie, defending his coup attempt, and denigrating the January 6 committee, Trump devoted a large portion of his speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition to slagging Mike Pence for not helping him overturn the election pic.twitter.com/5TfuzRyuNt
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 17, 2022