President Trump often mocks Vice President Pence’s conservative Christianity and once joked Pence “wants to hang” all gay people.
A new report from the New Yorker claims that President Donald Trump regularly mocks Vice President Mike Pence for his conservative Christian faith. According to the new report, Trump often makes jokes at Pence’s expense, frequently asking people who met with Pence:
Did Mike make you pray?
More from the New Yorker concerning abortion and homosexuality:
During a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump belittled Pence’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legal scholar had said that, if the Supreme Court did so, many states would likely legalize abortion on their own. “You see?” Trump asked Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.” When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!”
Trump is not wrong. Pence, who is fond of saying he is “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” is an anti-science, anti-gay, anti-woman, religious extremist.
Indeed, Pence is a cold, cruel, Christian zealot – a radical religious extremist. If given the chance, a President Pence would ruin the nation and turn the U.S. into a Christian theocracy.
In particular, Pence is a rabid homophobe who wants to deny civil civil rights to LGBT people, and wants taxpayer money to pay for gay conversion therapy, the despicable attempt to force a child or young adult to reverse their sexual orientation or gender identity, often to satisfy the religious superstition and bigotry of ignorant parents.
Bottom line: Trump knows that Pence is a right-wing Christian extremist with a faith based hatred for LGBT people, and he thinks it’s funny.