Mike Pence just screwed up big time by once again pointing out just how unfit his boss Donald Trump is to lead the country.
The GOP has been up in arms this week over the fact that Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggested that AIPAC and its associated donors have affected American policy toward Israel. Omar’s comments have been called out as anti-Semitic, and on Tuesday Mike Pence weighed in (and will wish he hadn’t). Pence tweeted that he was 100 percent opposed to hate speech and that such anti-Semitic rhetoric should disqualify someone for high political office. Seriously, the irony is just out of control here. Blasting Omar’s seat on the committee, Pence tweeted:
Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.”
One has to wonder if Pence was trying to send a subtle message about Trump because it’s unimaginable that the Vice President wouldn’t understand the implications of what he was actually saying. By Pence’s new anti-Semitic standards, he is actually calling for his boss to either be impeached or resign.
Let’s not forget some of Trump’s anti-Semitic moments. There was the time in 2015, when Trump told the Republican Jewish Coalition, “You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money. You want to control your politicians, that’s fine.” And let’s not forget Trump’s final 2016 campaign ad, as described by New York Magazine:
During the 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump’s final television commercial featured grainy images of George Soros, the Hungarian-born financier who has become a potent symbol for anti-Semites; Janet L. Yellen, then the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve; and Lloyd C. Blankfein, then the chairman of Goldman Sachs — all of them Jewish — as Mr. Trump warned darkly about the ‘global special interests.’ Shadowy figures, he said, ‘partner with these people who don’t have your good in mind.'”
And there’s far more where that came from. It is absolutely insane that anyone on Trump’s team — especially someone as close to him as the Vice President — would have the nerve to call someone else out for hateful rhetoric. One thing is for sure, the White House is going to be a lot more tense once Trump finds out about this.
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