Trump Reportedly Joked That Mike Pence Wants to "Hang" All Homosexuals

Trump Reportedly Joked That Mike Pence Wants to

At press time Trump had not tweeted a response to the article.

During a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump joked about Pence's opposition to abortion and gay rights.

Later, when the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump joked: "Don't ask that guy - he wants to hang them all!" Trump reportedly joked during the campaign that Pence 'wants to hang them all'.

Pence, a former IN governor, has often mixed his political and religious beliefs and taken firm stances on divisive issues on which Trump has sometimes wavered. In fact, sources have told the Los Angeles Blade the vice president is leading on those action, although Pence denied taking an active role in that.

Pence has been criticized for his far-right and homophobic views in the past. Virginia voters head to the polls on November 7.

The lengthy profile piece on Mike Pence contains significant details about his long career in politics starting as a U.S. House member, then in governor and now vice president - highlighting Pence's ties to the corporate right, including the Koch brothers, and the social conservative movement.

Another account depicts Trump making fun of Pence's drive to repeal the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.

First, Trump belittled Pence for trying to get Roe vs Wade, a landmark Supreme Court decision in the USA that allows for the right to an abortion, saying "You see?"

"You see? You've wasted all this time and energy on it, and it's not going to end abortion anyway", Trump reportedly said to him. It's very hard for him to lay aside the social agenda.

Bannon, who is waging war on the GOP establishment, noted Pence's connections to the billionaire Koch brothers.

Pence, the former Governor of IN, has repeatedly shown an anti-LGBT stance during his career - he supports discrimination based on religious beliefs, said same-sex marriage would lead to "societal collapse", and voted against passing a non-discrimination act. Gay rights considered the law legalized discrimination, and the state's GOP legislature quickly worked to modify it.

A request for comment from the White House was not immediately returned.

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