Mike Pence Deletes Photo Of Mask Less, Non-Social Distancing Campaign Staffers In VirginiaJune 17, 2020
Vice President Mike Richard Pence, proved he is a loyal Trumpian time and time again while the press makes fun of him. Pence decided to back Donald Trump in 2016 because of Mr. Trump’s anti-abortion stand. Thanks to Mr. Pence, Trump won overwhelming support from evangelicals across the nation. According to several press reports, evangelical support helped him win the 2016 election.
There’s no denying it. Mike is a hardcore evangelical who claims to be a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican in that order. But After three years of Trump-loving-support, Pence’s head may be on the chopping block. Rumors of his demise still circulate around Washington. Several news reports say Trump may throw Mike to the evangelical curb, and replace him with former UN ambassador Nikki Haley. Trump denies that rumor. But if Biden names a woman as his VP, Trump might do the same, according to the Washington Post.
Mr. Pence was governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Mike made a lot of like-minded friends while he represented Indiana’s 2nd and 6th districts in Washington. But when Mike took a stand against the LGBTQ community while he was Indiana’s governor, the people of Indiana wanted to remove Pence from office. But Mr. Trump saved Pence the embarrassment of losing the governor race when he picked him as his running mate in 2016.
Pence’s record as Vice President is less than stellar, according to his critics. His critics call Mike, Trump’s gofer. Mr. Trump sends Mike around the world to speak for him, and most of those international meetings don’t end well. Trump gave Pence and John Bolton the mission to get rid of President Maduro in Venezuela, and that was an epic fail. And when Mr. Trump sent him to Scotland, Pence took heat for staying at Trump’s golf resort instead of staying at a hotel near his meetings.
Mr. Trump appointed Mike chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force when the pandemic hit the United States. That move put Pence in the spotlight once again. His performance in that role prompted a lot of questions about Mr. Pence’s handling of the task force. Trump also named Jared Kushner chairman of another COVID-19 task force, and that created a lot of turmoil in the coronavirus task force response.
The Vice President posted a tweet recently that showed the Virginia campaign staff without masks and packed together like sardines. In that tweet, Mike called the staff great men and women, and he thanked them for being on the Trump-Pence team. As soon as Mike realized the damage that tweet may cause, he deleted the photo.
In May, Pence took a lot of heat from the press for not wearing a mask when he visited the Mayo Clinic. Mr. Pence later said he made a mistake for not wearing a mask. At least two White House staffers who have access to Pence and Mr. Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Mike’s press secretary, Katie Miller was one of those staffers.
According to the New York Times, Mike wants to be president. He continues to back Trump, but it’s clear he wants to run for president in 2024. The Times also reported Ivanka Trump may run for the job in 2024. But the COVID-19 may change those plans.
It’s unclear what will happen to Pence and Trump when all the virus smoke clears. The polls say Biden may beat Trump. But Mr. Pence thinks Trump will come out on top, and he’ll still be at Trump’s side cheering him on.