Categories for Mike Pence

27,395. 8/14/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: America needs four more years of President @realDonaldTrump and the people of North Carolina agree! https://t.co/b6Kh9kbc1d

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 14, 2019 4:34 pm

27,365. 8/13/2019

HOLIDAY/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SecondLady: IN THE NEWS: Whispering Pines will present Christmas tree for the Vice President’s Residence| WLUK 🌲#Christmas @VP http…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2019 2:35 pm

27,132. 8/2/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: Four more years means more JOBS, more JUDGES, more SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS, and four more years of draining the swamp! #MAGA…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 2, 2019 6:59 am

26,815. 7/22/2019

DRUGS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “An employee of the drug recovery center that Vice President Mike Pence abruptly withdrew from visiting agreed to plead guilty last week to federal drug trafficking charges. Jeff Hatch, who is listed as the chief business development officer at Granite State Recovery Centers, is accused of moving 1,500 grams of fentanyl, an extremely potent synthetic opioid, from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, where he then handed some of it off to an alleged area drug dealer, according to a plea agreement. Two people familiar with Pence’s cancellation said the reason for the sudden decision — which went unexplained for weeks — was a federal law enforcement investigation. It was unclear whether Hatch was the sole reason for the cancellation. The vice president’s office declined to comment on Hatch. But a person familiar with the matter said Pence was never scheduled to interact with him during his planned visit to Granite Recovery Center in Salem, New Hampshire.”

Pamela Brown, David Shortell and Kaitlan Collins, “Pence NH cancellation: Employee of drug recovery center trafficked fentanyl,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 22, 2019 6:42 pm

26,202. 7/2/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Within the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence is known as a port of calm and stability amid the churn of chaos. So on Tuesday [7-2-19], when he abruptly abandoned a planned trip to New Hampshire after he had already boarded Air Force Two at Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, it raised immediate questions. It is rare that something causes a vice president to abandon a publicized trip once aboard a plane. Mr. Pence’s aides said that there was no national security emergency or personal health issue that prompted the change. They said that he had boarded the plane but that it never took off. They would not say much else…With little information to go on, theories abounded on Twitter. Mr. Pence might have been facing a national security emergency and been pulled back, people speculated. Or maybe there was a political drama taking place, with Mr. Trump summoning his second in command.”

Maggie Haberman, “Mike Pence Cancels a Trip to New Hampshire, and a Mystery Ensues,” The New York Times online, July 2, 2019

26,040. 6/26/2019

MEXICO/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: What Americans hear tomorrow night will only confirm that Mexico has done more in the last 10 DAYS to secure the southern b…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 5:47 am

26,034. 6/26/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @mike_pence: America needs 4 more years of prosperity, 4 more years of security, and 4 MORE YEARS of President @realDonaldTrump! #KeepAm…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 5:44 am

26,029. 6/26/2019

HISPANICS/MIKE PENCE: “RT @mike_pence: Latino Americans know that it was freedom, not socialism, that gave us the most prosperous and powerful nation in the histo…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 5:41 am

25,999. 6/25/2019

HISPANICS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @mike_pence: Looking forward to being in Miami today to kick off the @TeamTrump Latino Coalition! Under @realDonaldTrump more Hispanic A…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 25, 2019 6:59 am

25,717. 6/14/2019

ELECTION/ENDORSEMENT/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [6-14-19] declined to give Vice President Mike Pence an early endorsement for president in 2024. When asked in an interview with ‘Fox & Friends’ whether Pence would have his ‘automatic endorsement,’ Trump tried to sidestep the question. ‘Well, it’s — I love Mike, we are running again, you’re talking about a long time, so you can’t put me in that position,’ Trump said. ‘But I certainly would give it very strong consideration. He’s a very, very outstanding person.’ Pence, the former governor of Indiana, has long played a deferential role in regard to Trump, serving as loyal booster while not expressing further political ambitions of his own. Pence regularly travels around the country to sell the administration’s agenda and has served as a primary fundraiser for the Trump team.”

Politico Staff, “Trump declines to give Pence his endorsement for a 2024 presidential run,” Politico, June 14, 2019 8:48 am

25,652. 6/12/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: The American people will continue to be drawn to @realDonaldTrump’s consistent, conservative leadership – and I couldn’t be…” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 12, 2019 9:23 pm

25,510. 6/7/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our great @VP Mike Pence! https://t.co/k2fmu5bR5R

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 7, 2019 9:44 am

25,497. 6/7/2019

MIKE PENCE/NASA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For months the Trump administration has been proclaiming an Apollo-like urgency to return astronauts to the moon within five years. On Friday [6-7-19], President Trump appeared to suggest on Twitter that NASA was focusing on the wrong goal…Aspects of the administration’s space policy have been widely praised, including a renewed focus on the moon, measures to reduce the danger of space debris to astronauts and satellites as well as a more entrepreneurial approach in big space projects. Many of these efforts have been formulated by the National Space Council, restored under Mr. Trump’s administration and led by Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Pence announced in February a push to accelerate a landing by astronauts on the moon to 2024 from 2028. That drew criticisms that speedier pace was driven by politics — so that it would occur during Mr. Trump’s second term if he were re-elected — and not by technical or science considerations.”

Kenneth Chang, “One Small Tweet for Trump, One Giant Question for NASA’s Moon Plans,” The New York Times online, June 7, 2019

25,411. 5/31/2019

ELECTION/MELANIA/MIKE PENCE/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally! Tickets: https://t.co/1krDP2oQvG 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 31, 2019 3:35 pm

24,809. 5/10/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “V.P. Mike Pence will be interviewed on @foxandfriends at 7:30 A.M. Enjoy!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 10, 2019 6:27 am

24,792. 5/9/2019

AGRICULTURE/MIKE PENCE/NATURAL DISASTERS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Rep. Austin Scott was visibly distressed Thursday [5-9-19] as he read aloud part of a speech Vice President Mike Pence made to farmers in his home state of Georgia last fall, less than two weeks after Hurricane Michael cut a trail of devastation. ‘Let me say to all the farmers gathered here today in the wake of Hurricane Michael: We are with you, and we will stay with you until we rebuild and recover better than ever before.’ Seven months later, the administration is undercutting Pence’s pledge to farmers as the White House and Congress wrangle over a $17 billion disaster aid package for areas hit by recent hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and flooding, Scott said during a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing. The Georgia Republican, who helped secure about $3 billion for agriculture in House disaster legislation, leveled much of his criticism at President Donald Trump’s White House. It was a rare rebuke of the administration from a Republican congressman, most of whom have been in lockstep with the president’s policies.”

Catherine Boudreau, “Georgia Republican blasts White House over disaster aid deadlock,” Politico, May 9, 2019 10:16 pm

24,688. 5/7/2019

IRAQ/MIDDLE EAST/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday [5-7-19] to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up warnings to Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East. The unannounced trip began and ended after nightfall and under heavy security. Pompeo’s visit came as the Trump administration is intensifying its pressure campaign against Iran. The U.S. said this week that it is rushing an aircraft carrier group to the Middle East to deter or respond to any Iranian attack. U.S. officials have said there are indications Iran is planning to retaliate for the Trump administration’s stepped-up sanctions on the country, although the threat information remains vague. On the way to Baghdad on Tuesday, Pompeo told reporters he would meet with Iraq’s president and prime minister to show them what he said is U.S. support for ‘a sovereign, independent’ Iraq, free from the influence of neighboring Iran. He said he would also discuss with them unfinished business deals that he said would allow Iraq to wean itself from dependence on Iranian energy.”

Associated Press, “Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq,” Politico, May 7, 2019 5:39 pm

24,668. 5/6/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/MIKE PENCE/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At the Munich Security Conference in February, the face of the Trump administration was Vice President Mike Pence, who urged longstanding American allies to pull out of a denuclearization deal with Iran. When President Trump needed an emissary to describe his proposed tax overhaul in 2017, Mr. Pence was deployed to more than 50 events, meeting with small groups of business owners to promote the bill’s benefits. And as the president seeks to persuade farmers and manufacturers to get behind his revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, he will dispatch Mr. Pence to travel to the industrial Midwest to make the case to voters in moderate districts. More than halfway into Mr. Trump’s term, he and Mr. Pence have developed what aides describe as a rhythm, in which the president lays out the broad contours of policy and then hands off to the vice president to make the granular sales pitch.”

Maggie Haberman, “On White House Policy Issues, Pence Plays the Role of Decoder,” The New York Times online, May 6, 2019

24,637. 5/4/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: Congratulations to @derekbrownutah on becoming Chairman of the @UtahGOP! Utah’s economy is on FIRE thanks to the leadership…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 4, 2019 10:32 pm

23,802. 4/7/2019

BORDER/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: [email protected] is doing his job to SECURE OUR BORDER! @CBP is doing their job. It’s time for Congress to do its job and…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 7, 2019 2:54 pm

23,801. 4/7/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: The last 2 years, under @RealDonaldTrump, have been 2 years of action – it’s been 2 years of results – & it’s been 2 years…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 7, 2019 2:53 pm

23,769. 4/5/2019

BORDER/MIKE PENCE/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s announcement Thursday [4-4-19] that he would be willing to sideline a new trilateral trade pact with Canada and Mexico — a move that would allow him to impose the auto tariffs he has been threatening to unveil — couldn’t have come at a worse time for Mike Pence. As Trump sat in the Oval Office, telling reporters that border security ‘is more important to me than the USMCA,’ the administration’s proposed replacement for NAFTA, his vice president was hours away from kicking off a multistate tour to promote the renegotiated trade deal. The tour, which targets states that will be crucial to the president’s reelection bid, would begin in Pence’s home state of Indiana at Lamb Farms Inc., a family-run business producing a trio of crops — corn, wheat and soybeans — that have been swept up in Trump’s trade wars. In the coming weeks, Pence will ‘travel all over to swing districts selling [the president’s] trade message,’ a senior White House official told POLITICO, outlining a schedule of stops in farm towns and agricultural regions across Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and other 2020 battlegrounds.”

Gabby Orr, “Trump’s border threats jam up Pence’s trade tour,” Politico, April 5, 2019 6:22 pm

23,480. 3/26/2019

MIKE PENCE/NASA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced on Tuesday [3-26-19] an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years ‘by any means necessary,’ and NASA’s top official immediately embraced the challenge. Pence, chairing a meeting of the National Space Council at NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, borrowed from the vocabulary of the Cold War era in declaring, ‘We’re in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s.’ Setting such an ambitious goal – one likely to cost tens of billions of dollars – comes as NASA has struggled with the help of private partners to resume human space missions from U.S. soil for the first time since the shuttle program ended in 2011.”

Joey Roulette, “Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024,” Reuters, March 26, 2019 2:08 pm

23,347. 3/14/2019

LGBTQ/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Vice President Mike Pence hosted Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his same-sex partner at the Naval Observatory for the Friends of Ireland breakfast on Thursday [3-14-19]. While the Pences hosted Varadkar last year as part of an annual trip the Irish delegation makes to Washington, this year the vice president and his wife, Karen Pence, also invited Varadkar’s partner, Matthew Barrett…Pence’s support for the LGBT community has been called in to question throughout his political career. Pence, a staunch conservative Christian, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act while he was governor of Indiana. Critics of the law contend that individuals and businesses could use it to discriminate against the gay community on the basis of religion. Pence also signaled support for federal funds to be allocated for gay ‘conversion therapy’ on his 2000 US House campaign website, where it said ‘resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.’ Karen Pence recently came under fire for accepting a job as an art teacher at a private Christian school that bars LGBTQ students, parents and employees.”

Jamie Ehrlich, “Pence hosts Irish prime minister and his partner at Naval Observatory,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 14, 2019 5:06 pm

23,261. 3/12/2019

FOREIGN POLICY/GOP/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When former Vice President Dick Cheney charged this weekend that Donald Trump treats American foreign policy like a ‘New York real estate deal,’ he demanded an answer not from the president but from Trump’s mild-mannered vice president, Mike Pence. To the audience of Republican insiders gathered in Sea Island, Ga., Cheney’s grilling of Pence about Trump’s governing style — as well as Pence’s totally on-message defense of the president — may have appeared awkward. But Pence had been there before. In recent months, Pence has repeatedly found himself an even-tempered target for prominent Republicans needing to vent about Trump’s unorthodox style…That has become more and more true of late. In multiple encounters with Republicans on Capitol Hill, on issues ranging from Syria to the government shutdown, Pence has swallowed his personal views, which have historically been far more in line with the GOP establishment than Trump’s.”

Eliana Johnson and Burgess Everett, “Pence takes GOP punches for Trump,” Politico, March 12, 2019 7:19 pm