It appears that Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s VP selection, doesn’t know who he is running with. Either that or he isn’t able to see the massive irony in his declaration that Democrats need to quit “name calling.”
You would have to be raised under a rock to not know that Donald Trump’s campaign is run almost exclusively by calling other people names. That didn’t stop Pence from being incensed that President Obama called his boss Trump a “homegrown demagogue.” Pence’s comment went into “you can’t make this sh*t up” territory, though, when he said that name calling has no place in public life… and he is DONALD J. TRUMP’s RUNNING MATE.
You know, I don’t think name calling has any place in public life, and I thought that was unfortunate that the President of the United States would use a term like that, let alone laced into a sentence like that.
Pence must not have gotten the memo from Trump, who spent most of the day…name calling.
I am watching Crooked Hillary speak. Same old stuff, our country needs change!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
Trump lit up twitter to hurl derogatory names about Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, General John Allen, and basically everyone that mocked him at the DNC.
Not to mention Trump’s penchant for calling “Goofy” Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.” Or his nickname for Marco Rubio, which was also “little.” Then there is his lovely names for Megyn Kelly and many other women in the past too.
Pocahontas bombed last night! Sad to watch.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
In fact, lightweight, dumb, loser, little, crooked, pathetic, and so many more put-downs have been bandied about so frivolously and freely by Trump that one wonders how Pence thought this comment would be okay to use when on this ticket. In fact, the NYT has a list of 250 things and people that Donald Trump has insulted.
Needless to say, the internet was more than happy to set the record straight for Pence.
— G L Bartholomew, Jr (@GeoBartJr) July 29, 2016
I feel sorry for Mike Pence: After years of thinking that trade was good and name-calling bad, he's got a lot to unlearn in a hurry.
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) July 29, 2016
Hey, @mike_pence, you said you don't like name calling. Are you listening to your boss Donald Trump in Colorado right now?
— K.M. O'Sullivan (@KellyMOSullivan) July 29, 2016
If Mike Pence wants to start lecturing people on name-calling he should start with his supervisor.
— Jeff Ratcliff (@JeffRatcliff) July 29, 2016
when mike pence says name calling has no place in politics yet is trump's vp candidate pic.twitter.com/VKlVNCBrfw
— t.o. (@t_owen5) July 29, 2016
No one really knows how the hell this campaign got its wires twisted this badly, but one thing is for sure, if they can’t even coordinate this message, how are they going to handle the country?
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