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Senin, 11 Januari 2021

'Good conversation': Trump, Pence talk for first time since Capitol riot - Sydney Morning Herald

Washington: Donald Trump and his Vice-President Mike Pence, have met at the White House, according to two people familiar with the matter - the first time the men have spoken since the US President incited a riot at the US Capitol while Pence was presiding over the formal affirmation of Trump's re-election defeat.

According to a senior administration official, Trump and Pence had a "good conversation" on Monday evening (Tuesday AEDT) and "pledged to continue to work on behalf of the country for the remainder of their term".

US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence last year.

US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence last year.Credit:AP

Pence was furious at Trump after hundreds of the President's supporters breached the Capitol on Wednesday, US time, disrupting the count of Electoral College votes and causing the Vice-President and Congress members to flee the House and Senate chambers.

Democratic members of Congress have called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows the vice-president and a majority of the cabinet to remove the president from office. But Pence has privately dismissed the idea as not feasible, according to one person familiar with the matter.

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The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting, said the two discussed the week ahead, “reflecting” on the administration’s accomplishments over the last four years.

The official said that during the meeting, both men agreed that “those who broke the law and stormed the Capitol last week do not represent the America first movement backed by 75 million Americans”.

The person did not mention Trump’s lingering anger over Pence’s refusal to go along with his unconstitutional scheme to try to overturn the results of the November election that he lost. Nor did the person mention whether Pence confronted Trump for using him as a scapegoat and tweeting that he lacked courage while the siege was underway.

The people asked not to be identified because the meeting between Trump and Pence wasn't announced.

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