Former President Donald Trump disputed asking his vice president to put Trump “above the Constitution” in his first post after the first Republican primary debate.
“I never asked Mike Pence to put me above the Constitution. Who would say such a thing? A FALSE STORY!” That’s what Trump said on his Truth Social platform.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said during the debate that Pence “deserves our thanks as Americans for putting his Oath of Office and the Constitution of the United States above personal, political and unfair pressure.” Christie’s remarks were in response to Pence’s actions on January 6, 2021, in counting the electoral votes for congressional certification.
Pence also declined to promise to pardon Trump on Wednesday night, but he didn’t rule out the possibility.
Trump was silent on Truth Social during the debate, though he posted several times before it started. His counterprogram, an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, was posted on Carlson’s X account, the platform formerly known as Twitter.