REPORT: TRUMP JOKED PENCE ‘WANTS TO HANG’ GAYS

In a profile about Vice President Pence in The New Yorker, Jane Mayer reports that President Trump often mocks Mike Pence’s opposition to abortion and homosexuality. According to two sources that were involved in a White House discussion about gay rights with a legal scholar, Mayer reports Trump nodded toward the VP and and joked, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!” The article also goes on to describe the November 2016 meeting in which Ivanka Trump brought in Gen. Michael Flynn into a meeting that was being run by the transition leader at the time Chris Christie. According to Mayer, “Christie tried to reclaim control of the meeting, but Ivanka took over. Praising Flynn’s ‘amazing loyalty to my father,’ she turned to him and asked, ‘General, what job do you want?’” Fly allegedly said, either secretary of state or defense, but would be ok with National Security adviser. Flynn was eventually fired in February for undisclosed foreign lobbying.

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