- Both men speak for the first time after attack
Obviously putting behind his disappointment of Congress endorsement of Joe Biden’s electoral victory, President Donald Trump on Monday, January 11, 2021, spoke with Vice President Mike Pence for the first time since the attack on the US Capitol last week.
The communication took place after an extended period of silence following the dangerous riot by Trump supporters who descended on the US Capitol with Pence inside the building.
Multiple reports quoted a senior administration official as telling major news outlets, including Bloomberg, Fox News and CNN that both men met in the Oval Office and enjoyed what easily passed for a good conversation.
They were also said to have discuss the week ahead while “reflecting on the last four years of the administration’s work and accomplishments.”
According to the senior official, aside pledging to “continue the work on behalf of the country for the remainder of their term”, the duo also; “reiterated that those who broke the law and stormed the Capitol last week do not represent the America First movement backed by 75 million Americans.”
Further reports confirmed that President Trump spent the weekend largely in isolation, as aides either distanced themselves from him or limited their time in his presence.
He also put off a planned trip to Camp David, where his closest aides were hoping he would get into a good mind-set ahead of his final stretch in office.
Instead, the weekend was spent stewing to his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, and entered his final full week angrier than ever.
The development has successfully quashed any speculation over possible resignation by Trump or Pence invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.