Why did Trump pick Mike Pence as his VP, when he really wanted Chris Christie? It is likely because Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — who is also Trump’s de facto campaign manager — has not forgiven Christie for putting his father, Charles Kushner, in prison, back when Christie was a US attorney. In 2005, Charles Kushner was convicted for making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering.
What a family.
UPDATE: Be sure to read “Mike Pence: Sarah Palin Without The Charisma“. Did you know that Trump hired the same person who vetted Sarah Palin to vet Mike Pence? Or that a former colleague in Congress said of him “Pence, smart? I used to eat salads at the Rayburn cafeteria that had more brains than Mike Pence.” Or that Indiana Republicans are so tired of Pence that they wanted Trump to pick him so they could get rid of him?
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