Biographer: Pence thinks God ‘calling him’ to be president

Aug 29, 2018

By Aris Folley

Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor and biographer who wrote “The Truth About Trump,” said in a new interview that Vice President 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.” 

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4 comments on “Biographer: Pence thinks God ‘calling him’ to be president

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    flyingfsck says:

    The ‘God Calling Me’ thing could be a very real hallucination. I can remember childhood experiences of hearing my name called very clearly, slightly above and behind to the right of my head. At the time I assumed it was my sister somehow playing silly buggers with me, but I can fully understand that some people may view this kind of thing as a religious experience.

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  • I seem to recall Rex Tillerson said exactly the same thing (or at least, his wife did) about accepting the Secretary of State role. And let’s face it, that didn’t end well, did it?

    Note to God, if you’re reading: it would really help matters if you’d just stop communicating in code. All this telling people what to do via funny feelings, floods and earthquakes – it’s all a bit, y’know, vague. A bit open to misinterpretation. Not to mention abuse. There are plenty of self-help books that’ll teach you how to be assertive, if that’s your problem. All this hinty stuff is terribly passive-aggressive, and that’s never a good look. Besides: you’ve seen where it gets you – and us. Every charlatan and bigot in the country claiming he’s just carrying out orders, and who can prove otherwise? And don’t give me that tosh about not having the power of direct speech. If you could manage talkative snakes in the Garden of Eden, it really shouldn’t be beyond the wit of god for you to just come right out with it and tell us what you want, should it? Quite apart from which: isn’t it all just a teensy bit unbecoming? Some poor sod gets a fluttery sensation in their gut and doesn’t know whether it’s the creator of the universe or too many brussels sprouts.

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