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