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Mike Pence’s wife refused to kiss him on Trump election night

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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive for the
State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon at the
White House in Washington, U.S., April 24,
2018.

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  • Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball and The Big Short,
    wrote that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, was less than
    pleased with President Donald Trump’s victory in the moments
    after he won the 2016 election. 
  • Lewis claims that after Trump won, Pence tried to kiss his
    wife but she turned away and said: “You got what you wanted.
    Now leave me alone.”
  • Lewis’ account centers on the problems Trump had with his
    transition team, but contains behind-the-scenes stories from the
    election night.
  • Lewis also claims that Trump just sat staring at the TV in
    disbelief when he saw he’d won.

Vice President Mike Pence tried to kiss his wife Karen in the
minutes after Trump won the 2016 election on  November 9 –
but she reportedly turned away from him and said: “You got what
you wanted. Now leave me alone.”

But Pence wasn’t alone in her scorn, as she “wouldn’t so
much as say hello to Trump,” after the
win

 Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball and
The Big Short, wrote in a
Guardian long read
 based on several interviews with
Trump insiders and published on Thursday.

In an account of Trump’s unexpected win and chaotic
transition into the White House, Lewis writes that
Trump “just stared at the TV without saying anything, like a
man with a pair of twos whose bluff has been called,”
after
 clinching Pennsylvania at 1:35 a.m., thereby
winning the election against all odds. 


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President-elect Donald
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Trump, thinking he wouldn’t win, didn’t pay for, or even
have, a transition team in place upon winning. Trump staffer and
former New Jersey Governor Chris
 Christie volunteered
to lead the transition team, but Trump didn’t want one, Lewis
writes. 

Finally, when Christie told Trump it was a legal requirement to
have a plan for the presidency, Trump agreed begrudgingly.

But when Trump read in the paper that Christie had raised
money to pay people,

Trump called Christie and
campaign chief Steve Bannon to Trump Tower and screamed: “You’re
stealing my money! You’re stealing my f—— money! What the
f— is this?” Lewis writes.

Trump only calmed down when Bannon reminded Trump that if
he didn’t have a team, people would think he wasn’t confident
about winning, according to Lewis. 

Read Lewis’ full article at The
Guardian here.

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