Every second day, it seems, the media adopt some new minor figure who has lashed out at Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence. The latest one of these is Catherine Byrne, a military mother who confronted Gov. Pence during a rally in Carson City, Nevada, over the Republican nominee’s rebuttal to Gold Star father Khizr Khan.
“Time and time again, Trump has disrespected our nation’s armed forces and veterans and his disrespect for Mr. Khan and his family is just an example of that,” she said at the rally, calling on Pence to disavow Trump.
“Will there ever be a point in time when you’ll be able to look Trump in the eye and tell him, ‘enough is enough?’” Byrne said over a cascade of boos.
To his credit, the Indiana governor didn’t take the bait.
“Having spent time with our nominee, I have never been around someone more devoted to the armed forces of this country, more devoted to the families of our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Coast Guard, and no one more devoted to the veterans in this country,” he said. “Donald Trump supports our soldiers and supports our veterans.”
While the liberal media fawned over Byrne and barely acknowledged Pence’s reply, many people noticed something odd about Byrne — namely, her stilted, robotic, rehearsed delivery.