Pence replied, "I don't want anyone to have that power."
But Trump returned and asked, "But wouldn't it be great to have that power?" To which Pence replied, "No, I've done everything I can... it's simply impossible."
The next day, January 6, 2021, Trump summoned his former vice president again, repeating the same request, saying with apparent anger: "If you don't, I chose the wrong man for the past four years."
But despite this pressure, Pence continued his position that he was unable to intervene in this aspect.
These were excerpts from the book "Peril" or "Danger" by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, about the pressures on former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, and the storming of supporters of former President, Donald Trump, the Capitol; Objection to the election results that led to the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
The book states that Mike Pence was subjected to severe pressure from "Trump" on January 5, 2021 to overturn the election results, while they were hearing the cheers of supporters outside the White House.
The authors note that when Trump heard this from his former vice president, he started yelling at him, "You don't understand, Mike. You can do it. I don't want to be your friend anymore if you don't."
As for the incident of the Trump supporters' attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the book stated that former President "Trump" ignored repeated requests from officials in his administration and his daughter, "Ivanka" to call on his supporters to stop storming the building.
Among them is the former National Security Adviser to Vice President Keith Kellogg, who was with Trump at the White House when the Capitol was stormed.
"You have to tweet to help control the crowds there," he told the former president. "This is out of control... Once the crowds start doing that, you're out of control."
Trump replied, “Yes,” but he did nothing, and continued to watch television, as stated in the book. His daughter, Ivanka, repeatedly tried to intervene, telling him to “let this be over.”
The book lists other details that illustrate the state of anger that "Trump" was feeling, including what happened between him and the former Minister of Justice, William Barr; Just because the latter referred to the "Biden administration", then "Trump" poured out his anger on "Barr", and yelled at him.
As the two writers mentioned, saying: “If a human being had the ability to put fire out of his ears, that was it,” describing the situation in which “Trump” was.
Trump also expressed his anger at Republicans who blamed him for the rebellion of his supporters and their storming of the Capitol, including the leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy.
Trump said of him: "This guy used to call me every day, pretending to be my best friend, but he betrayed me. He's not a good person."
The book's conclusion reviews the expectations of "Trump" allies of the possibility of his candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections, including Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who made it clear that "if he wants to return, he must deal with problems related to his personality."
The authors reported that the former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, asked Trump if he would run for the next presidential election.
Trump replied that he was seriously considering running.
"He doesn't think Trump sees it as a return to the presidency as much as revenge," Parscale commented.