Ivanka Trump Wanted Her Dad To Fire Mike Pence, Appoint Her As VP After January 6th
A family scheme that would have sparked a Constitutional crisis.
According to White House insiders, Ivanka Trump tried to convince her father, President Donald Trump, to fire Vice President Mike Pence for the last few weeks of his presidency so that she could replace him and add “Vice President” to her resumé.
“Trump was amenable to the idea of injecting some last-minute sex appeal into his lame duck administration,” explained a former Trump aide, who requested anonymity. “He also thought it would be great for changing the subject after the January 6th riot, but Pence was furious about the idea. After four years of unquestionable loyalty to even the most morally and intellectually deranged aspects of Trump’s decision-making and leadership, Trump was literally so close to impulsively firing him. He went around the White House while the riot was happening asking everyone on the staff if they thought hanging Pence would be good for TV ratings. Afterwards, I heard him say on a phone call with Steve Bannon that his biggest regret was not tweeting, in all caps, ‘HANG MIKE PENCE, STOP THE STEAL!’ when the rioters breached the Capitol Building. In retaliation to Ivanka’s scheming, Pence called Ivanka a ‘hussy’ in several White House memos, and tried to appeal to the President’s ego by arguing that keeping him on as VP for the remainder of the term would prove to everyone once and for all that Trump is, in fact, a stable genius. Ivanka then tried to stoke Trump’s incestual jealousies by telling him that she thought Pence was kind of a cute dad to his daughters, hoping that Trump would fire him to keep all of Ivanka’s paternal attention to himself. It nearly worked. Trump even told Sean Hannity in an interview on Fox News that ‘people were talking’ about how Pence regularly hits his daughters, but the producers at Fox edited it out. If there had been more than just a couple weeks left of Trump’s term, I’m convinced he would have actually gone through with it.”
For Pence it was just one of many insults that had wounded him immensely, and, from that point on, he didn’t talk to Trump ever again.