Vice President Mike Pence's wife refused to kiss him when Trump won the election, claims new book

The book says that after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Pence leaned in to kiss his wife who snubbed him and said 'You got what you wanted. Now leave me alone'


                            Vice President Mike Pence's wife refused to kiss him when Trump won the election, claims new book

According to another new book targeting the Trump administration, when it was clear that Donald Trump had secured the presidential office, Vice President Mike Pence's wife refused to kiss him back in celebration.

Left-leaning author Michael Lewis followed the footsteps of the likes of Bob Woodward and disgraced former FBI director James Comey and published his new book, 'The Fifth Risk'. In an excerpt from the book published by The Guardian, Lewis claims that when the 59-year-old went in to kiss his wife, 61-year-old Karen Pence, to celebrate their election win, she allegedly refused to reciprocate.

The author, who has written popular books such as Moneyball and The Big Short, claimed Karen told her husband: “You got what you wanted, Mike. Now leave me alone.” The vice president's office is yet to respond to a request for comment.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) and his wife Karen Pence wave upon arriving at the Osan Air Base on February 8, 2018, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (Getty)
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) and his wife Karen Pence wave upon arriving at the Osan Air Base on February 8, 2018, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (Getty)

Lewis also made other unfounded claims, saying Pence's wife was also displeased with President Trump and that she “wouldn’t so much as say hello” to him. Interestingly, Lewis claims Trump wasn't happy with his own victory, and that he “just stared at the TV without saying anything, like a man with a pair of twos whose bluff has been called." However, aides say otherwise.

Pence's wife Karen has always been close to her husband, according to a profile by The Washington Post published in March 2017. However, the second lady has maintained that she makes it a point not to influence policies using her position. The article claimed that Karen accompanied Mike on a trip from Germany on Air Force Two and sat by him as he addressed reporters for over 20 minutes in the back of the flight. 

(AFP-OUT) (L-R) Second lady Karen Pence, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump attend the ceremonies as the late evangelist Billy Graham lies in repose at the U.S. Capitol, on February 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. Rev. 
(AFP-OUT) (L-R) Second lady Karen Pence, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump attend the ceremonies as the late evangelist Billy Graham lies in repose at the U.S. Capitol, on February 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. Rev. 

Speaking to The Washington Post, Brian Howey, the publisher of political newsletter Howey Politics Indiana, had said, “As governor, Mike Pence had a very tight inner circle, and Karen Pence was very much a part of that. I would characterize her as the silent, omnipresent partner. You knew she was there, you knew there was some considerable influence she wielded, but, boy, she was not public about it.”

According to the Post, Trump consulted Karen throughout his presidential run after recognizing her influence on her husband. As the smear campaign from the left continues to this day, it has also been claimed that Trump personally apologized to Karen when the Access Hollywood tape revealing his controversial comments about women came to the fore. “She was a major part of our campaign, and she just never flinched,” said Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway. “Karen Pence was one of the biggest pro-Trump people and Trump defenders there was … She has a great sense of people and saw at events and rallies the enthusiasm and support for Mr. Trump.”