Trump Joked Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gay People, According To Report

Violet Powell
October 17, 2017

Trump shouts, to which the Vice President obliges.

Donald Trump's comments about Pence's views on LGBTQ individuals went too far.

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 amusing. Which is why Pence is so unsafe: he does, and Pence is Trump's bridge to the far right wing evangelical arm of the GOP.

As Indiana governor, Pence signed the 2015 Religious Freedom Act, which allowed businesses to discriminate against gays.

The lengthy profile piece on Mike Pence contains significant details about his long career in politics starting as a U.S. House member, then in governor and now vice president - highlighting Pence's ties to the corporate right, including the Koch brothers, and the social conservative movement.

We read the whole profile; these are the key takeaways about the influence of the former IN governor and cultural warrior.

Pence, a former IN governor, has often mixed his political and religious beliefs and taken firm stances on divisive issues on which Trump has sometimes wavered.

In once instance, where Trump and Pence met with a legal scholar, the president "belittled" Pence over his desire to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that essentially makes it legal for women to have abortions.

A lengthy New Yorker feature on Mike Pence and the dangers that his presidency would bring has been making the rounds on social media today, but mainly for one paragraph which provides a stark window into his relationship with Donald Trump. When Trump and Pence finally did talk, Pence told him that his wife still had "huge problems" with his behavior.

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When they started discussing LGBT rights, the New Yorker reported that Trump joked, "Don't ask that guy-he wants to hang them all!"

The White House did not immediately respond to the report. The laughs! He also hosts bible study groups in the White House led by a pastor named Ralph Drollinger who is, yes, batshit insane and a misogynist.

During the 2016 primaries, one of Trump's main attacks on his Republican opponents was that they were "puppets" of the Koch brothers, accepting donations from the billionaires. He ultimately did, accepting more than $79 million in Super PAC money, but the Kochs made a point not to donate to his presidential campaign.

When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump also criticized Pence-whose record on equality issues is criticized heavily by advocacy groups.

"I'm concerned he'd be a President that the Kochs would own" Bannon said.

Pence, who was Governor of IN before he accepted to run as Trump's Vice President, has famously been a proponent of anti-gay stances throughout his political career, and has said that the existence of gay couples signals a "societal collapse". After the election, Pence also tossed months of work and research Christie's team did on Cabinet staffing and started over from scratch.

Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, does not believe in evolution.

The report highlighted fears LGBTQ advocates have raised about Pence.

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