Trump tried blocking Pence's national security adviser pick

President Trump reportedly tried to block Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser pick because he previously worked on anti-Trump ads for a conservative group.

Trump wasn’t happy with Pence’s appointment of Jon Lerner because he believed he was part of the “Never Trump” movement when working on negative ads against him for “Club for Growth” during the GOP primaries, sources told Axios.

Lerner, a Republican pollster, is United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s deputy. The Washington Post reported Thursday Pence hired Lerner to advise him on national security issues and that he would be continuing to work with Haley.

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Trump wondered why Pence made that decision and told Chief of Staff John Kelly to get rid of Lerner, Axios reported Sunday.

Pence and his team were traveling to Peru for the Summit of the Americas on Friday when the drama unfolded, according to Axios.

Once Pence landed, he called Trump to reassure him about Lerner, which his team argued he has done good work for Haley.

Kelly told his colleagues that Nick Ayers, Pence’s chief of staff, didn’t fully brief him about Lerner’s past roles, Axios reported.