(NewsGlobal.com)- Last week, the UK Guardian obtained an early copy of the latest Anti-Trump book, “The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021,” written by New York Times reporter Peter Baker and his wife, writer Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.
And according to Baker and Glasser, who interviewed former President Trump twice for the book, the former president told them that if he runs again in 2024, he will not choose his former vice president Mike Pence as his running mate.
Well, in truth, Trump has been saying that for over a year.
Trump is quoted in “The Divider” saying it would be “totally inappropriate” to choose Mike Pence because Pence “committed political suicide” by not going along with the quixotic scheme to reject the certification of electors on January 6, 2021.
Pence will be releasing a book of his own later in the fall titled “So Help Me God.”
In excerpts released from Pence’s memoir, the former Veep devotes the final chapters to his reflections on the January 6 riot in which he expresses anger over how the rioters “desecrated the seat of our democracy and dishonored the patriotism of millions of our supporters, who would never do such a thing here or anywhere else.”
According to the UK Guardian, Baker and Glasser’s book describes how even while Trump was threatening to replace him on the 2020 ticket, Mike Pence remained fiercely loyal to Trump.
The book quotes an unnamed source who worked with Pence in the White House who said the former vice president would describe Trump as “an untamed lion who came into the city.” The source told Glasser and Baker that any time someone criticized Trump, Pence would reply, “Well, we’re praying for him.”
It wasn’t until the events of January 6 that Mike Pence abandoned the former president, Glasser and Baker write.
“The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021” went on sale Tuesday.