Donald Trump and his Vice President, Mike Pence, have a strange relationship. Some days it seems that Pence is merely a puppet for Trump and on others, it seems as though the president’s VP has a mind of his own, and may not even like his boss. We just might have seen proof of the latter today.
Earlier today at the U.S. Capitol, there was a ceremony to honor former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who had passed last Friday. Bush was memorialized by family, friends, colleagues, and the nation as Pence offered a eulogy on behalf of Trump and his administration. The only thing was, Pence used it as an opportunity to take jabs at his boss! Pence said:
Today, President Bush becomes the 32nd American to lie in state in the United States Capitol rotunda. Soon, Americans from every corner of the country and every walk of life will make their way to this rotunda to pay the respects of a grateful nation.”
That started off innocently enough, but eventually Pence got around to saying this:
In all of his 94 years, President Bush never lost his love of adventure, and he never failed to answer the call to serve his country.”
The “never failed to answer the call to serve his country” could easily be viewed as Pence taking a shot at Trump, who directly avoided the call to serve his country by lying and dodging the draft in his younger years. Not only that, but Trump has dipped out on several important events during his presidency, exposing himself as nothing more than a coward with a big mouth. What Pence said about Bush is the exact opposite of what Trump will be known for — and the Vice President knows it.
And there was more. Pence brought up the acronym CAVU, which Bush had used to guide his vision in life. It stood for “Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited.” Pence said:
That may well describe the essence of this man, and it may well have been his vision, the vision he had for his life, for his children, his children’s children, and his country. No barriers, no boundaries, no limits. So we mourn with those who mourn and grieve with those who grieve, but we do not grieve like those who have no hope. For President George Herbert Walker Bush had that hope.”
Trump is definitely not a man that we would associate with “no barriers and no boundaries,” especially as he continues to hammer his border wall into everyone’s heads. In his eulogy, Pence pretty much pointed out everything that was wrong with Trump while he honored Bush!
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