Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's criticism of the federal judge who issued a ruling Friday night halting the new administration's travel ban. "The president of the United States has every right to criticize the other two branches of government," Pence told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet The Press." "And we have a long tradition of that in this country. I think people find it very refreshing that they not only understand this president's mind but they understand how he feels about things. He expresses himself in a unique way." Trump lashed out in a series of tweets after a federal judge in Seattle blocked the president's executive order that restricted people from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling into the United...
Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Monday said it’s time to set aside the “baseless narrative” that President-elect Donald Trump was not legitimately elected because of alleged Russian meddling in last year’s campaign. “This really is the time for us to set aside this narrative that is being pushed by many - this baseless narrative of illegitimacy - and see it for what it is,” Mr. Pence said on “Fox and Friends.” “It is a distraction…just politics as usual, and the American people are tired of it,” he said. Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, said on NBC recently that he doesn’t consider Mr. Trump to be a legitimate president. About two dozen House Democrats, including Mr. Lewis, have indicated they don’t plan to attend Friday’sinauguration. “For someone of John Lewis’s
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace Sunday morning that he’s “deeply disappointed” that civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) doesn’t consider Donald Trump to be a legitimate president and won’t be attending the inauguration. Lewis made the comments in an interview airing this weekend on Meet The Press, saying he believes “the Russians participated in helping this man get elected.” Pence proceeded to defend Trump’s critiques of Lewis, seeming to agree that Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader who worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr., hasn’t been good for black people, but Trump will be. “I think Donald Trump has the right to defend himself,” Pence explained, referring to the President-elect’s tweets that Lewis should focus on his own district “
The congregation of Lamington Presbyterian Church gave President-elect Donald Trump a standing ovation following the Sunday morning worship service. The New York Post reports that worshippers told Trump to "follow his heart." “I just told him that I hope he understands the country supports him and not to be distracted by the noise,” said church member Jim Tiesei. The enthusiastic welcome was far different than the one Vice President-elect Mike Pence received at "Hamilton the Musical." Pence was heckled and then publicly shamed by the cast. The Post reported that Trump's ovation at the church was "rousing."