President Trump joked that Vice President Pence wanted to hang LGBTI people

US President Donald Trump reportedly joked that his Vice President Mike Pence wanted to hang LGBTI people.

The New Yorker has reported that Trump often makes fun of his running mates religious beliefs.

Trump reportedly asked supporters who’d dropped by the Vice President’s office if he’d made them pray?

During a discussion with a legal scholar about abortion the President was told that banning the procedure on a federal level was not a worthwhile task because individual states would simply bring in their own laws.

The comment reportedly caused the President to turn to his Vice President.

“You see?” Mr Trump reportedly asked Mr 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 LGBTI rights, President Trump reportedly inidicated that people should not ask Pence for his thoughts.

“Don’t ask that guy – he wants to hang them all!”

Vice President Pence, a former congressman and Governor of Indiana has a long history of being opposed to LGBTI rights. In 2015 he signed into law a bill which allowed people to be exempt from discrimination laws if their comments were based on religious beliefs.

Pence describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

OIP Staff

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