Report: Pence Tried to Bump Trump Off 2016 Ticket After P*ssy Tape Came Out

According to a new report in The Atlantic, in the wake of the explosive Access Hollywood tape, then-vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence contemplated a ballot coup against then-candidate Donald Trump, and a small group of billionaire donors were weighing the possibility of paying the firebrand $800 million to drop out of the race. “Within hours” of The Washington Post story about the tape, Pence “made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump’s place as the party’s nominee,” McKay Coppins reports. At the same time, multiple donors entertained the possibility of offering Trump enough money to walk away from the election. According to Coppins, “Republican donors and party leaders began buzzing about making Pence the nominee and drafting Condoleezza Rice as his running mate.”