Pence deserves praise for eating lunch with Irish prime minister’s partner, White House aide says

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According to a White House deputy press secretary, Mike Pence deserves special credit for accomplishing one of the most basic parts of his job description: meeting with heads of state. As Pence visits Ireland, Judd Deere tweeted this instruction on Monday: “For all of you who still think our @VP is anti-gay, I point you to his and the @SecondLady’s schedule tomorrow where they will join Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar and his partner Dr. Matthew Barrett for lunch in Ireland.”

Literally the White House is demanding credit for Pence’s willingness to be in the presence of a gay couple when one of the people involved is the prime minister of the country Pence is visiting. And note that Deere @-ed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, like, “Hey, buddy, heads up, notice that there’s a general expectation Pence would not want to be in the presence of you and your partner, so be grateful.”

Congratulations, Mr. Varadkar! You might have been the youngest taoiseach in Irish history, the first openly LGBT one (and fourth openly LGBT top government official in the world), and the first Irish head of government of Indian descent, but today you’re just lucky that Mike and Mother didn’t find a way to worm out of sitting down for a meal with you and your partner.

This is setting an astonishingly low bar for Pence both as a vice president and a human being, and it’s setting that low bar out in public like it’s a point of pride.

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Robert Burnett
Robert Burnett

Let’s be truthful and honest. Pence is an a$$ kisser and dare not speak anything but what Donny doesn’t tell him. I really don’t know how his wife can even classify as a man. And the only time you get any fuc*ing praise is when the hole opens up under the entire administration and swallows. That’s the truth and nothing but the truth.


That’s like giving a participation award to a guy who wouldnt even show up. Ask pence if he’d feel better if everytime he pulled this his wife and children are thrown into an out house and dedicated on. Maybe his actions and bias would equate his mother being spit in the face. Maybe we can full trump and have hookers living on his lawn doing drugs considering the actions equally justifiable if not more so than the excuses given for this behavior. Maybe we can call it a “personality disorder ” or “exhaustion”