Trump said to have told Pence "I don't want to be your friend"

Earlier this week, Pence was said to have endured a lunch with Trump in which he tried to explain that he lacked the constitutional authority to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election win. Further, in a letter Wednesday, he told Trump: “It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not.”

A source told The Wall Street Journal that the president was furious, telling Pence: “I don’t want to be your friend – I want you to be the vice president.”

Overtures of friendship may not have mattered as much to Pence after Wednesday, when Trump seemed to try to turn his supporters on the vice president.