Former Vice President Mike Pence says that, up until Election Day 2020, he and former President Donald Trump had a strong, personal relationship built on trust and mutual respect, and that their parting was amicable.
“We had a very successful relationship that, obviously, didn’t end well,” Pence said Monday in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” recalling the four years of the Trump-Pence Administration.
“As different as the two of us are, President Trump and I actually forged a close working relationship. He was not just my president, he was my friend,” Pence told Host Sean Hannity. “We, literally, spent time together every day when we were both at the White House, sometimes up to four hours a day.”
“The foundation of our ability to part amicably came from that relationship that was forged in those four years and I will always be proud of the record of the Trump-Pence Administration and what we were able to do for this country,” Pence said, listing some of their most significant achievements:
- “Russia never tried to redraw international lines during our administration; that was the only administration in the 21st century for which that was true,”
- “We changed the national consensus on China,”
- “Seven million good-paying jobs,”
- “We cut taxes, rolled back regulations,”
- “Unleashed American energy,”
- “Achieved American energy independence,”
- “Appointed conservatives to our courts at every level,” and
- “Reduced illegal immigration by 90%.”