Lincoln Project Taunts Trump, Says Mike Pence Is Running Away 'From Your Trainwreck'

The Lincoln Project has mocked President Donald Trump by resharing a video it released earlier this month claiming that Vice President Mike Pence is trying to distance himself from the outgoing administration in an effort to save his reputation.

The political action committee of Republicans who oppose Trump claimed that the ad, which was released on December 8, was getting under Trump's skin.

The Lincoln Project shared the video and tweeted that "this is the ad that has @realDonaldTrump turning on @VP @Mike_Pence. It would be a real shame if he had to see this over and over and over again..."

The 39-second video starts with a stern voiced narrator saying: "The end is coming Donald, even Mike Pence knows. He's backing away from your trainwreck, from your desperate lies and clown lawyers. When Mike Pence is running away from you, you know it's over."

This is the ad that has @realDonaldTrump turning on @VP @Mike_Pence ... it would be a real shame if he had to see this over and over and over again... pic.twitter.com/4tulp5m4OP

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020

The narrator continues: "Oh, there's one last thing Donald. On January 6, Mike Pence will put the nail in your political coffin when he presides over the Senate vote to prove Joe Biden won. It's over and Mike Pence knows it."

On that day, Pence, as president of the Senate, will oversee Congress voting on certifying the Electoral College results. Trump would reportedly consider such a move to be a betrayal.

Trump continues to claim without evidence that the election was marred by fraud, although dozens of his team's legal challenges have been thrown out.

Trump has threatened primary challenges against other Republicans, taking a swipe at the second-ranking GOP senator John Thune, who said that disputing electoral college votes was going "down like a shot dog."

Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "RINO John Thune, 'Mitch's boy,' should just let it play out. South Dakota doesn't like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!"

In public at least, Pence continues to say that the election battle is continuing, telling the pro-Trump group Turning Point USA in West Palm Beach, Florida, to "stay in the fight in our election."

But Trump is said to be frustrated with Pence, and others in the president's inner circle, for not helping his cause to overturn the election results. Pence and his advisers are considering how to handle the election result validation on January 6 and avoid Trump's anger.

"The vice president does not want to leave on bad terms with the president, I can assure you that," one unnamed administration official told The Washington Post.

The Lincoln Project has also taken up the fight for the Georgia Senate run-offs next month, releasing an ad this week that criticizes GOP senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. "We still believe that hope is far more powerful than hate," the narration says.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pictured in Washington, DC, December 18, 2020. The Lincoln Project has pushing a video it released this month claiming Pence wants to distance himself from President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images