Donald Trump has finally announced his Vice President pick, and despite his penchant for publicity and spectacle, he did it in a simple little tweet:
I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
Well OK then. Mike Pence is a well-respected and devoted Christian, conservative, and a well-mannered and polite man, so, basically the opposite of Trump – which should help him a lot!!
That is, of course, if people ignore that Mike Pence opposed Trump on two of the biggest campaign policy positions he has, as attested to by two tweets he still has up in his account:
Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) December 8, 2015
Well, there goes the Muslim ban!! Kinda weird to have a VP calling their candidate’s policies “offensive” and “unconstitutional,” but definitely not the weirdest thing to happen in this cycle.
Then there’s this:
Trade means jobs, but trade also means security. The time has come for all of us to urge the swift adoption of the Trans Pacific Partnership
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) September 8, 2014
Dang. Again this is a YUGE plank in Trump’s anti-trade campaign platform!! And his Vice President seems to be 180 degrees opposed to what he wants! Ah well, that’s politics for ya.