Remember, there’s a theory that Mike Pence accepted Trump’s undercard offer because it seemed like a shortcut to the Oval Office. Even if Trump didn’t suffer some kind of medical incident within six months of taking office, he’d surely be bored enough to let Pence act as a godbothering version of Dick Cheney, right? Some evangelicals even professed to believe that God, or someone in a long relationship with Him, planned to call Donald home once the White House was in the bag. (And it’s not as though Indiana voters wanted to keep Pence in the governor’s seat.) Now we all can hope that Mike Pence will be as thoroughly destroyed by the Trump Reverse-Midas Touch as, say, Billy Bush…
My friend Emily: Make no mistake, ladies: Trump may be the face of your rapist, but Pence is every judge who made sure he got away with it.
— Lisa (@HollettLA) October 8, 2016
This morning, Pence called Trump and told him he had to handle the next 48 hours alone. He didn't think he'd be an effective surrogate.
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) October 8, 2016
A source close to Trump camp told me Pence and his team are “absolutely apoplectic,” "melting down” and "inconsolable.”
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 8, 2016
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 8, 2016
I am very sorry to inform the GOP that despite their protests, they must carry this candidate to term
— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) October 8, 2016
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 8, 2016
Would be really awkward if there was recent video of him defending Trump and saying his gaffes taken out of context https://t.co/wxesIqdWju
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 8, 2016
“How can you ignore this question?” an ABC reporter asked repeatedly, as Pence simply smiled and shook hands. https://t.co/AZnLPMeDhk
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) October 7, 2016
Either Pence knew about Trump before this, and he's slime, or he didn't know, which makes him an idiot.
Or, after today, he can be both.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 8, 2016