President Trump did an amazing thing for Mike Pence’s family going into his presidency.
Karen, VP Pence’s wife, was concerned that the family would go broke due to the expenses associated with the new high-profile life the Pences were stepping up into, which would require them to attend extravagant events like Trump’s inaugural ball.
Hearing of Mrs. Pence's anxiety, President Trump took it upon himself to take care of things for the family, even purchasing not one, but two, inaugural gowns for Karen, according to a new book Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House.
The New York Post has more to say on President Trump's generosity towards the Pence family:
Second Lady Karen Pence was terrified after Donald Trump won the 2016 election — scared that the couple would go broke.
“What are we going to do, Mike? We don’t have any money!” she railed at husband Mike Pence the day after Trump’s surprise victory, according to an upcoming book. “Who’s going to pay for my inaugural gown?”
Trump’s inaugural committee ended up picking up the tab for Karen Pence’s outfit, according to Tom LoBianco, author of “Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House.”
USA Today also said:
Donald Trump’s unexpected 2016 victory was a bit awkward for his running mate’s political future and for his homelife, according to a new book about the vice president.
Instead of getting to run himself for the GOP nomination in 2020, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would have to spend the next four years cleaning up after Trump, journalist Tom LoBianco writes in his book “Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House” that publishes this month.
And then there was his angry wife.
Karen Pence had twice rebuffed her husband’s celebratory kiss on election night before exploding, during a briefing the next day with Secret Service agents, over concerns about how the financially-strapped couple would pay for their new life.
“What are we going to do Mike?? We don’t have any money! Who’s going to pay for my inaugural gown??” LoBianco quotes Karen Pence as saying.
Pence's office declined to comment about the book.
Trump ended up arranging for the inaugural committee to cover some updates to the vice presidential residence and to buy Karen Pence two ball gowns – an original and the cost of altering that dress into one she liked better, according to the book.