Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor and biographer who wrote “The Truth About Trump,” said in a new interview that Vice President Mike Pence believes God is “calling him” to “function as a president-in-waiting.”
“Absolutely everything Mike Pence does is oriented toward him becoming president,” D’Antonio said during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday in promotion of his new book, “The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence.”
Pence did not participate in the writing of the book or provide access to D’Antonio.
“His decision to accept Donald Trump‘s offer to be his running mate — it even goes back much further,” D’Antonio claimed. “By the time he had left high school, he had decided that he was going to be president of the United States… He thought God was calling him to, now, be vice president and function as a president-in-waiting.”
The author added that Pence has been “effective in this pursuit” by becoming a member of Congress, governor of Indiana, and now vice president.
“We see Donald Trump in this huge crisis, this rolling chaos,” D’Antonio said. “And I think, with every day, Mike Pence imagines he’s one day closer to the Oval Office.”
SOURCE: The Hill