The Republican governor of Indiana and Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, on Thursday, tried to characterize the GOP presidential nominee as a “humble” man.
Speaking to CNN’s Dana Bash at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, Pence compared the racist, know-it-all business mogul to former President Ronald Reagan, who served in the Oval Office from 1980 to 1988.
“You talked about [Reagan] being humble,” Bash began. “I know you talk about that on the campaign trail as well. And you do it as you compare him to Donald Trump. I think that even Donald Trump would say that there are a lot of things that you can say about him. ‘Humble’ is probably not one of them.”
“Both men were very broad-shouldered leaders,” Pence responded. “Both men have been successful not only in public…”
“But, ‘humble?'” interrupted the anchor. “A guy who has his name on every building he made?”
“Well, he’s also an entertainer,” the governor said. “Ronald Reagan had his name on a lot of marquees.”
Completely ignoring the fact that Trump and “humility” are two polar opposite words, Pence continued to describe the “fundamental similarity of the two men” as being rooted in their common “honesty and toughness.”
Twitterati had a lot to say about it:
Mike Pence actually gave an interview where he insisted Trump was humble today. OMG he's lost it for sure— Janet Heinsler (@HEINSLERJAN) September 9, 2016
Trump is humble like Chris Christie is fit. 😂— moon15116 (@moon15116) September 8, 2016
How Mike Pence kept a straight face while saying that Donald Trump is "humble", I'll never know— namteewSttaM (@mattsweettits) September 9, 2016
@zandywithaz AB SO LUTELY. But calling Trump humble is in a league of its own. It feels like he's trolling us.— Andrew Hibbard (@andrewhibbard) September 9, 2016