During an interview on Fox News, Donald Trump’s own running mate, Mike Pence laughed out loud when he was asked about Trump’s claim that he will win 95% of the African-American vote in 2020.
Video of Pence on Fox and Friends:
Fox and Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt asked Pence, “Why are you laughing?”
Gov. Pence replied, “Well, that’s Donald Trump. Look, he has a heart for every American, and he also, he’s a truth teller. He speaks the truth.” Pence went on to make the standard Republican claim that all African-Americans live in inner cities, and that African-American economic issues are the fault of Democrats.
Pence even had the nerve to compare Trump to John F. Kennedy.
Trump is so full of it that even his own running mate doesn’t believe what he is saying. Pence did his best to try to cover, and give the standard Republican answer also known as blame the Democrats, but the reality is that nobody is buying what Trump is selling not even his own partner on the ticket.
When a nominee’s own vice presidential candidate is laughing at the party’s nominee on national television, that is pretty much rock bottom.
It is clear that Mike Pence isn’t on the ticket to be Trump’s VP in 2016, Gov. Pence’s plan is to use his time on the national stage to position himself for a run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2020.
Mike Pence just tipped his hand when he laughed out loud at Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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