While it may be true that Mike Pence did well at this week’s Vice Presidential debate, earlier today on CNN the Indiana governor did not look comfortable answering questions from host Chris Cuomo. And while he was at it, Pence also pretended he didn’t know Trump very well.
Cuomo tried to ask Pence about his previous comments on Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States:
“Before you became his nominee, governor, you said that — you said Trump is wrong about categorically saying Muslims can’t get in this country. Why not just own your own truth on those situations?”
Rather than reply, Pence tried to pivot by saying:
“I do think that whatever I was able to do the other night, Donald Trump won the debate. Donald Trump’s vision to make America great again won the debate.”
When Cuomo again pressed for an actual answer, Pence finally commented:
“Donald Trump and I have been very clear about suspending immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism or some of these other issues.”
So Cuomo hit Pence with a neutron bomb of truth, telling him:
“But, governor, that is a finessed position. We both know that where he started was saying that there is a problem with Islam, that Muslims should be kept out of the country. You condemned those comments, and you did so strongly as the governor of Indiana when you were backing Ted Cruz. You said we can’t say that when he said what he said about Judge (Gonzalo) Curiel, not making it about the case but about his ethnicity, you condemned those comments. Why do you not condemn them now.”
To that, Pence pretended to be suffering from temporary amnesia:
“Look, you’ve known him for a long time, Chris — I haven’t known him that long at all.”
Yeah, right! Guess Pence and Trump just met on Craig’s List and decided to run for the White House a few minutes later. Not only did Pence manage to prove that he’s just as big of a liar as the Orange Menace, he also kinda tossed him under the proverbial bus. Yep, this is indeed a ticket composed of weasels.
Watch the video and try not to laugh: