The coldest place in the world was Mike Pence's house on Nov. 8, 2016.
In a new biography of the vice president, Piety & Power, author Tom LoBianco says the 2016 presidential election put a strain on the Pences' marriage. According to a Friday interview with LoBianco in the New York Times, Karen Pence "was livid" about the president's comments on a leaked Access Hollywood tape, in which he claimed that "when you're a star [women] let you" touch them wherever you please.
The conversation leaked in early October, almost exactly one month before the election. As LoBianco reports, the vice president felt it was "too late" in the race to take his name off the ticket, and much to everyone's surprise, Trump won.
The Second Lady was not pleased, and on the evening of Trump's victory, she reportedly refused to kiss her husband in protest.
"You got what you wanted, Mike," she said. "Leave me alone."
For instance, LoBianco claims that Pence may have more of a vested interest in Trump's looming impeachment fight than one might expect. According to the book, the only reason the former Indiana governor -- who passed a law discriminating against LGBTQ+ people during his time in office -- accepted the vice presidency is that he wants the Oval Office for himself.
"He hoped to run in 2016 and in fact even former President George W. Bush sent a message through intermediaries urging him to 'please stop Trump and save the Republican Party,'" the New York Times says of the book.
However, Trump considered Pence so "dry and ponderous" that he did not consider the vice president a threat to his ambitions.
"Apparently, Pence assumed that Trump would not run again in 2020, clearing the way for him," the Grey Lady continues. "Now he is committed to waiting another four years until 2024, unless impeachment leads to an earlier exit by the president."