REPORT: Trump Joked Pence Wants To “Hang” All Gays

From a lengthy New Yorker profile of Mike Pence:

“Trump thinks Pence is great,” Bannon told me. But, according to a longtime associate, Trump also likes to “let Pence know who’s boss.” A staff member from Trump’s campaign recalls him mocking Pence’s religiosity. He said that, when people met with Trump after stopping by Pence’s office, Trump would ask them, “Did Mike make you pray?” Two sources also recalled Trump needling Pence about his views on abortion and homosexuality.

During a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump belittled Pence’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legal scholar had said that, if the Supreme Court did so, many states would likely legalize abortion on their own. “You see?” Trump asked Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.” When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!”

The above-linked article is titled The Danger Of President Pence and the full piece is very worth your time.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    We still need to get rid of Trump. Then we can work on Pence. There are probably enough skeletons in his closet, too, that he won’t last long.

    • Gustav2

      It would take more than year to impeach Trump, by then we will have a more D congress…hopefully.

      • fuow

        Hopefully is right – a lot of intelligent, well-versed people are not seeing our chances as very good.
        First, Trump’s hard core supporters are very strong voters.
        Second, swing voters and independent voters are nearly always really just Republican voters.
        Third, gerrymandering and voter discrimination laws are nearly all aimed at voters who might vote for a Democrat.
        Fourth, and I know some people here don’t like to hear the truth – we on the left are awful at voting, period.

        • kareemachan

          #lnotallofus

          • fuow

            Yes, dear, and this helps us how? The facts of the matter lay otherwise.

        • Snarkaholic

          Fifth: Russian interference again?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think anything that DOES take down Dump will take down Pence as well.

      • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

        Yup….and Agnew went before Nixon did.

    • JCF

      ITA. Pence is, I believe, 1) less likely to nuke North Korea, 2) has less charisma (I know, barf) than Drumpf. He’s (comparatively) easily defeatable.

  • Acronym Jim

    Actually, I suspect Mike Pence wishes all gays were hung. He’s had a few disappointing trips to the airport bathroom.

  • Rex

    My takeaway from this is Trump’s “faith” and “Christianity” is just an act to appeal to his base and the religious right is buying his bullshit. And, of course, we all know Pence is a danger to LGBT rights.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      That was my takeaway when he came down the escalator and announced he was running.

    • M Jackson

      trump’s christianism is nothing more than a cynical joke — at Pence’s expense, I’m okay with.

      • IDavid

        Zactly. Trumps a player. And a baby. But still a player. Would the devil put his hands together close his eyes and kneel for the presidency, you bet!

      • Michael

        It isn’t Christian – it is not following the Gospel of Jesus Christ – it is a complete and utter fraud – and he gets richer by the day – hoarding up treasures on earth instead of heaven. Sad. Very sad!

    • Leo

      I’m approaching tin foil territory but I wouldn’t be surprised at this point of some sort of coup to put Pence in power. Trump was always a means to an end.

      • boatboy_srq

        Lord Dampnut is Hindenburg to Dence’s – um, well, small-mustachioed loud-voiced ethnospecific person who once wrote a rambling book about his struggle.

        • scottrose

          Pence is up to his neck in the Trump campaign’s conspiracy with Putin and Putin’s agents, as well as up to his neck in the obstruction of justice that the Trump transition team and administration have engaged in.

          • Rambie

            Pence is, but so far the evidence trail hasn’t really been pointing directly at him. Like Bush Sr, I suspect he’ll sidestep when the anvil comes down and get sworn in as POTUS.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            No Russian involvement here. Manafort holding the plane in Indy to bring in Pence for a VP casting call isn’t collusion. Putin knows 45* only wanted someone who looked “Presidential”. Pence’s Sears underwear model/plastic look was bought hook, line, and sinker by 45*. Mission Chaos rolls on. /snark

          • boatboy_srq

            How many Congresscritters, though, would prefer charges against Pence? He was one of them, and he’s so much more presentable (in an 1840s kind of way, but still). My biggest fear is that the few GOTeahadis whonwould ouat Lord Dampnut would stop there.

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            I’m hoping clocks are making him nervous.
            Tick tock.

    • Dave B

      With all due respect…..No shit!

    • scottrose
    • William

      It isn’t anything we didn’t know about Trump two years ago.

      • Librarykid

        or Pence

      • Nychta

        But two years ago Trump wasn’t in the White House. That knowledge has a different impact now.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      But, I’d rather have Pence running the country than Trump /S

      Thus negating the option of, “neither”.

    • JCF

      “My takeaway from this is Trump’s “faith” and “Christianity” is just an
      act to appeal to his base and the religious right is buying his
      bullshit.”

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZmsHT8JjaO0/TLDlfbu8oRI/AAAAAAAAAEk/8LmuxOovPTU/s1600/duh-duh1233387823.jpg

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
  • FAEN

    Pence wants us all dead. Not a surprise to us but probably the LCR’s.

    • Tawreos

      They are not about to let views like this interfere with their love of tax cuts.

    • Joseph Miceli

      They are eternally surprised aren’t they. I keep saying to them, “Honey, just because you Log Cabin dicks and Trump both hate the blacks, that doesn’t automatically mean Trump likes YOU!” They never get it, though.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I never buy the whole “an enemy of your enemy is a friend.” Too many groups disprove that.

        • Snarkaholic

          I think it only applies when they are seeking the enemies’ votes at election time.

        • William

          That whole Iraq vs Iran thing worked out so well.

        • Joseph Miceli

          As the Log Cabin idiots do every time they draw breath.

    • Snarkaholic

      And I’m sure the Jenner Jerk will be sooo shocked to find out they don’t love ANY of us…not even the ones with money.

    • Nychta

      They think they’ll be magically spared.

  • Tawreos

    He jokes about the number 2 person in the US wanting to hang some of its own citizens because of his religious views. There is no part of that that is funny.

  • greenmanTN

    Well what do you know? Trump actually CAN tell the truth sometimes!

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      But it seems only in private and only to mock someone who can’t fight back.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Silly bible thumper, the ‘good’ book tells you to stone the gays, adulterers and other sexual sinners.

    And you’ve got to stone them to death outside of the city walls. You can’t stone people inside the city, according to their ‘good’ book.

    Do any of the cities in the USA have walls? 🙂

    • Christopher

      If they’re going to claim to follow “the word”, then the rest of us should be sticklers to detail.

      Or, I guess they could just pick and choose what passages they’d adhere to. Nah, they’d never do that. 😉

    • Paula

      That’s funny, my bulbul says do unto others before they do unto you.

      • Karl Dubhe

        The bit about stoning people is in the first part of the book ‘they’ worship.

        The latter part of the book, which I’m sure they’ve never read, also says that he who is without sin should chuck the first rock.

    • Kissmagrits

      If they don’t have walls now, they soon will have…to keep the hungry climate refugees out of the food supply. Not to worry, though….there’s always Soylent Green.

    • JCF

      FYI: the Bible says NOTHING re “gays”. Nothing positive, nothing negative. Nothing.

  • Bluto
  • fuow

    Thanks, Joe. The backlash against equal rights was always going to come.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR
  • Darrel Cj

    The upside of Pence’s religiosity is that he is probably conscious on some level of what a hypocrite and sell-out he is in his own frame of reference for collaborating with Herr Trump.

    • Gustav2

      Pence is only there to supervise the appointments to the courts.

    • CanuckDon

      He likely cringes every time he has to be in the same room with Trump. If this all gives Pence daily discomfort, I’m okay with that.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Imagine HATING yourself so much…
    Imagine the horrors his wife goes through.
    Sick, sad guy this ass face is.

  • PickyPecker
    • Joe in PA

      Gross.

    • Joe in PA

      Trump forgot his TicTac™.

    • ByronK

      Thanks PP. I’m now fighting to keep my breakfast down. What’s with Pence feeling up his arm?

      • OdieDenCO

        fisting depth?

        • ByronK

          Yup. There goes the last of my breakfast! 😉

  • Abortion is a very important issue to evangelicals. Approximately 50 million of them in the US believe abortion to be the murder of innocent children. That’s why every clinic in the country is surrounded 24/7 by tens of thousands of protesters. /s

    • fuow

      It is also a guaranteed vote driver for Republicans while those who support a woman’s right to choose are not guaranteed voters.

    • KnownDonorDad

      In seriousness, though, there are still protestors every morning on the weekends (at least) at Planned Parenthood even here in Boston. Gay weddings? None of them seem to care any more, except for a few cake martyrs still hoping for crowdfunding money.

    • shrpblnd

      Trump is correct. If Roe v Wade was ever overturned the issue would go back to the states. While they might get abortion banned in a few red states, it would be impossible to do that in say California, Illinois, or New York. We are not living on the 1960’s anymore. Yes, this would increase travel costs for women, and hit the the poor hardest of all, but the US will always have legal abortion.

  • Joe in PA

    I’ll just leave this here, a somber look at what this admin has done to our “visibility”. Whether this is Trump or his cronies…it ain’t good.

    http://sdgln.com/commentary/2017/03/20/trump-administration-removes-lgbtq-seniors-federal-care-surveys

  • margaretpoa

    It wasn’t a joke. That guy is a psychopath

  • Adam Stevens

    Such an advanced species, human beings.

    • David L. Caster

      About a third of us might as well still be living in trees.

  • netxtown

    Pence is what worries me with impeachment of dotard. Just his mere ‘ascension’ to the high chair of the kingdom will be sufficient to bring out the right wing voters in droves. Unfortunately, we can’t count on dem voters to give a fuck.

    If you think gorsuck is bad for the SC – Pence would probably send a “Roy Moore”…

    • fuow

      You nailed it.

  • TexasBoy
    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Not enough gold spray paint.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    He just wants Mother’s approval.

  • IDavid

    Yup. Impeaching Trump is a bad baaad idea.
    Though we know Pence likes to get down on his knees, no one wants to be forced.

    • Friday

      Frankly, Pence is already there. It’d be better to prosecute the whole corrupt administration, but he’s no less toxic while he can hide behind Trump’s outrages and antics.

      • GayOldLady

        Pence is not going to survive this, even if Trump is impeached. He’s complicit. He lied to the American public and when the bricks start to fall he’s going to go down with a lot of others.

        • Friday

          I hope so.

        • IDavid

          Explain how you see them “going down” except through the next election.

          • GayOldLady

            I don’t see Pence being “better”, I see Pence being much more stable and sane than Trump and that matters in dealing with situations like NK and Iran. Anything Mike Pence would/could have done to the LGBT community, Trump has already done. There’s no bill,no EO, that Mike Pence would sign that Trump would have refused to sign. And Mike Pence was the choice of Paul Manafort for VP, I wonder why? Pence lied to the press and to the public about why Director Comey was fired, even though it’s now known that Pence knew the real reason Comey was being fired. Pence lied to the press and to the public about knowing that Mike Flynn was talking to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, even though it’s now known that he was informed that Flynn was communicating regularly with Kislyak. It is now known that Pence knew of Flynn’s business connections with the Russian’s even though he said he had no knowledge both to the press and before the American people in an interview. We now know that Flynn revealed his relationships to the transition team that was led by Mike Pence even though Flynn didn’t reveal those relationship via FARA. Mike Pence is as complicit in these campaign ties with Russia as Trump is.

          • IDavid

            Gotchya, see below.

          • Bad Tom

            Lying to the press and public is despicable, but not illegal. What actual crimes do you think Pence has committed? Omitting stuff on his FARA?

          • GayOldLady

            Lying to the public is illegal if he did so as part of a cover up. The charge would be Obstruction of Justice. One of the indictments against Nixon was lying to the public in the Watergate Obstruction of Justice case.

    • GayOldLady

      I disagree. Impeaching Trump is an excellent idea. There’s little that Pence can do that Trump hasn’t already done through EO. The GOP will not take up anything like a Constitutional Amendment banning Marriage Equality regardless of who the GOP president is. All they can do is what Trump has already done through EO, the DOJ and the Dept of Education.

      • IDavid

        We’ll keep our eyes peeled. It’s that ghoul look on Pence’s face that actually scares Frankenstein Vampires and Werewolves out of haunted houses at Halloween that has me a tad worried. I can handle over tanning but…..

    • Jay Mills

      Absolutely not true. It is critical that Trump be removed for many reasons. As for the assertion that DT is somehow “better” for LGBT, that has been proven false, obviously. Pence is dangerous, but he does not have the charismatic “charm” to lead DTs bunch of wingnuts. Cut off the snake’s head and it dies.

      • IDavid

        Pence is a crack head delusional religious nazi, Trump does buffer that, if even mildly I. e. abortion. Would you really rather have Pence run your legal sex life?

        • canoebum

          Pence has all the charisma of chipped beef on stale toast. Once Der Herr has been removed, Pence will be incapable of governing. And if you think there’s not an indictment waiting for him as well for his part in the Flynn matter, you’re not paying attention. He’s every bit as guilty of obstruction of justice as the The Orange Menace.

          • IDavid

            Ok. I’d say dried up dog bone but nonetheless, it seems the whole Russian debacle is a smoke screen to cause confusion, and isn’t going anywhere. I’d like to see some actual teeth bite down on that sitch. I think abortion would be a red cape to the raging bulls if Pence actually replaced Trump.

          • canoebum

            Don’t you remember how badly he face-planted in Indiana? This guy is an unimaginative, pasty GOP apparatchik. He’s in way over his head and is complicit in the cover up of obstruction of justice. Even in the unlikely event that he doesn’t resign when presented with his indictment, the chaos in the GOP will bring the Democrats back to power in the House, and he’ll be up to his eyeballs in investigations from Day One.

          • Ray Taylor
          • IDavid

            On yes I remember Indiana, that was an 8 train pile up. Impeach Trump then bury Pence. That has a very nice ring to it.

    • Halou

      Considering how closely engaged Pence was in Trump’s foreign relations fuckery, odds are he wont have any political capital to spend on anything other than staying alive.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    STOP EVERYTHING!

    Nyle and Pietro working out together. That could work out something for me….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90431b839d81e55576c1231067682c5574713e56cddef14c83e1c789412007e5.jpg

    • Ken M

      I love seeing stereotypes destroyed. 😉

  • Dagoril

    “My VP wants to commit genocide! Against American citizens! Haha! What a laugh riot! So funny!”

    • Bad Tom

      Trump’s own attempt in PR met with unexpected Resistance.

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    Pence reminds me of the president as portrayed in the awful “Escape from L.A”…

  • Daveed_WOW

    When there is cancer, you remove the tumor first. Then, you hit it with radiation and chemo. Organic kale juice and happy thoughts are not going to cut it.

  • Tiger Quinn

    So many jokes with this administration.

  • scorpiomike

    About the part where he says if the states legalize abortion, Pence has wasted his time fighting Roe: I think it misses the point of the fight. I do not think the vast majority of these folks really give a damn about abortion or homosexuality. We know they have trouble with empathy. If it does not directly affect them, they do not care. These fights are about attracting their crazy voters.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      And their $$$$. That’s what these fights have always been about. Whatever ramps their followers up enough to loosen their purse strings.

  • Theologically speaking, Mike Pence is just David Koresh with a haircut. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39c23d4505639bcfb58b55ce380727436c7c360e6ccca376805b0b785311e4e6.jpg

  • Talisman
    • KnownDonorDad
      • Ray Taylor

        Horriablr, as it should be.

      • Librarykid

        Too Funny! Thank you. At first I thought of angry elephants, but then it was more like beginning elementary school band students totally out of their league, much like 45.

        • KnownDonorDad

          My pleasure! It’s the old, “if I didn’t laugh, I’d weep” feeling.

  • Pete Wascher

    enlightening. ty

  • ByronK

    Yes, this administration is a real knee-slapper. Unfuckingbelievable.

  • Halou

    But the evangelicals still vote for him.

    • Ray Taylor

      This proves their beliefs are BS.

    • LeeCMH

      Sure hateful Christians still vote for Pence. They vote their hatred over every other concern.

  • canoebum

    He wants to hangs us? I’ve got news. The feeling is mutual.

  • Ken M

    Let’s keep this simple. Oust Trump, at any cost. I have no love or respect for Pence, but, if he stays and Trump goes he will spend a couple years on the thin ice left by Trump. He wouldn’t win in 2020 either.

  • Ken M

    O/T sorta. If anyone is wondering. Trump is SC today, promoting a GOP candidate for Governor. This fool’s priorities never cease to amaze me. I suppose he’s trying to redeem himself after Strange lost.

  • Natty Enquirer

    TRUMP TELLS TRUTH should be the banner headline.

    • Bad Tom

      It happens so seldom.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    “Trump belittled Pence’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade”

    Do the Values Voters (blegh) know this? They dismiss Trump’s myriad sins because they say it doesn’t matter if plans on stopping abortion.

    • Librarykid

      If Christians are so concerned with values, who are all of those people shopping and working in the stores on Sunday? I’m sure they are not there just looking for someone to wish them “Merry Christmas.”

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        They are completely full of shit. They have to make all kinds of mental/moral contortions just to live in our modern non-Biblical world, so they are already adept at it when it comes to celebrating Trump as Christlike.

  • David

    Pence is a religious terrorist. Full stop.

    • Librarykid

      He and his kind want their version of sharia law just as much as any radical Muslim.

  • LeeCMH

    Gay people know Pence hates gays. We’ve known that for a couple decades.

    • The_Wretched

      And we’ve known since stopped a needle exchange program in Indiana that he is a-ok with people dying.

  • Elsewhere1010

    It’s Trump trying to make himself look like a more palatable choice of POTUS than Pence, aka endarkened self-interest.

  • Michael McReavy

    That article from the New Yorker is great. It details Pence’s connections to the Koch brothers, and other moneyed interests, and makes plain his willingness to throw ethics overboard in the pursuit of his political ambitions. In short, a portrait of a horrible person.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Ha, ha! Dismantling our liberal democracy is just all one big joke to these guys! [groan]

  • KnownDonorDad

    The joke’s on Trump, though, since he’s giving Pence’s people what they want.

    • EdA

      Not really — much of what Pence wants for his owners, the pool of santorum wants for himself, and as for the rest, the pool of santorum really doesn’t care.

  • AJD

    This makes pro-Trump LGBT voters all the more infuriating – especially ones who steadfastly defend him while kissing ass to the far right, like that moron Peter Boykin.

  • EdA

    Concededly Pence is a slicker piece of drek than is Benedict Trump, but almost certainly he already has a major role in the nomination of sociopathic judges, who are among the major threats to our rights, both as LGBT citizens and as human Americans in general.

    Regardless of what happens, we must all do our best to reduce the number of Republiscum in Congress, particularly in the Senate — and express our appreciation duly to those parasites on our community who worked so hard to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming president.

    • The_Wretched

      And the fully expected shit stirrer who comes along to elide the rightful hate of trump & pense into other channels. Putin must be proud to see his efforts pay off. Good job on deflecting for Trump!

      If you need a message to flog, do what Obama taught us and say “Vote!” It’s simpler and more effective.

  • KnownDonorDad

    That reminds me, has everyone seen the latest adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale? More relevant than ever.

  • Jmdintpa

    again i ask do you think we are getting out of this without violence and losing some people? these fascist are telling us straight up what they have planned. when someone shows you who they are believe them.

  • greenmanTN

    Oh that Donald, such a kidder! Fozzie Fascist.

    https://m.imgur.com/7JbHUML

    • KnownDonorDad

      Ooooh, that’s a bingo!

  • marshlc

    What jumps out at me here is what hell it must be to work for this man.

    No wonder he is surrounded by such a cluster of incompetents and losers and assholes – anyone with any other options would not stick around.

    • Snarky

      Only ass-kissers need apply.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Just the kind of article you’d plant,er, source if you wanted to make people feel grateful to have a fair and balanced leader like Donald Trump.

  • Ninja0980

    He does in fact want to do that so I don’t see the humor at all.

  • Megrim Twist

    Pence is a liar and a traitor.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wait! What? Really? Mike Pence is a raging, insecure, wholly fucked up Christianist homophobe? Sorry, I thought for a minute Trump said something we didn’t already know…carry on.

    In all seriousness, it’s not secret Pence is not only anti-gay, but virulently so. If he could, I have no doubt he would set up camps tomorrow and have ovens at the ready. No, I don’t believe it’s hyperbole to say that since most Christians in the U.S. seem to have the same sentiment in mind. And before any Christians here trot out the “not all Christians” trope, until your leadership is as vocal as these idiots, both in the pulpit and on the airways, I don’t want to hear it.

    • grada3784

      No argument from me. The NALT nonsense is just that until they start speaking up.

  • Charles Nelson

    At least the truth is coming out.

  • Michael

    How sick is that?!

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Trump may think he is joking but to LGBT people who truly understand the Evangelicals and conservative Catholics, what he is saying (for once) is actually true. Think “Pastor” Kevin Swanson (for Evangelicals) and Austin Ruse (for conservative Catholics).

  • Charlotte Spak

    Clown rump is so stupid, he is completely clueless to the fact that pence is a cowardly self hating closet case.
    NORMAN! NORMAN!
    Yes, mother.

  • Jim Foy

    Pence wants all the hung gays for himself!