CNN's Burnett Expresses Shock That Socially Liberal Never-Trumper Would Prefer Pence Over Trump

Ryan Foley | August 2, 2018
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During Tuesday night's edition of Erin Burnett OutFront, host Erin Burnett expressed shock that Never-Trumper Christine Todd Whitman, a liberal on most social issues, would actually prefer to see Vice President Pence as President over President Trump. Whitman recently wrote an op-ed calling on President Trump to step down.  Burnett pointed out that if President Trump were to step down, "that then means Mike Pence."  She then quoted an op-ed from New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, who described Pence as a "bigot" and a "liar" before stressing that "Mike Pence has a very strong point of view on things like abortion" before asking Whitman "would you be willing to take Pence over Trump?"  Whitman said yes: "I don't think he will tweet us into a war or a difficult situation. I don't think he would disrespect the Constitution. I am not a fan in the sense that I don't agree with any of the positions he has taken." Burnett asked her again "But you would take those positions over Trump?"  Whitman responded: "Over the next two years, I would live with...those positions."  Burnett reacted to Whitman's declaration with a  "wow."    

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