A former adviser to Mike Pence is telling CNN that she believes that he will pursue the White House in 2024, even if that means challenging Donald Trump.
Alyssa Farah, who has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration after leaving her White House job, admitted that her claims about Pence are purely based on her own speculation.
Given that she was a key adviser to Pence, that speculation may actually have some serious weight.
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Farah appears to be quite bitter about her break from the Trump administration. The embarrassing CNN segment has more the tone of a gossip show than a serious political discussion.
Still, this woman has been close enough to Pence to make reasonably believable predictions. She predicts a field of candidates which, in addition to Trump, includes Pence, Ron DeSantis, and Mike Pompeo.
Farah is particularly angered still by the claim that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election which cost Trump the presidency.
She referred to questions about the legitimacy of the election as “the big lie” repeatedly in her CNN interview. Liberals have become very attached to using this particular phrase in this somewhat cringe worthy context.
By using the term “the big lie” Farah and other liberals are, as usual, attempting to tie Donald Trump to Hitler, a fact which tells everything one needs to know about Farah and potentially says something about her former employer Mike Pence.
The “big lie” as Farah and others use it generally comes from one of several fictional Goebbels or Hitler quotes in which they supposedly explain their use of the “big lie” as the foundation of their evil schemes.
Not a winning candidate
As with most invented or out of context quotes in which someone allegedly explains how evil they are, the Nazis were actually accusing their enemies of using the “big lie,” rather than describing their own tactics.
This is important because it conveys just how juvenile Farah’s sense of morality is. She imagines Trump as a scheming one-dimensional villain and Pence as a purely honorable man in a difficult position.
Even if we ignore the first depiction, Pence is hardly the saint which Farah and CNN are willing to paint him as now. Mike Pence chose to be the vice president under Trump in 2016 and he has flopped back and forth repeatedly on the Trump question ever since.
His refusal to pick a side will doom his presidential run more assuredly than any individual decision he has ever made. Like many other Republicans, Pence is too greedy for Trump voters to be honest about his opposition to Trump.
CNN is happy to let Farah explain that the former vice president has a great chance of defeating Trump because Pence is by nature bland and uninspiring and wishy washy. Imagine how boring another debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence would be.
As for Trump, should he decide to pursue the nomination, “I think he’ll be to Rome as is the osprey to the fish, who takes it by sovereignty of nature.”