Categories for Mike Pence

31,151. 12/3/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Mike_Pence: President @realDonaldTrump has Made America Great Again and now it’s time to #KeepAmericaGreat! See you tomorrow, Michigan!…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2019 6:31 pm

30,793. 11/19/2019

IMPEACHMENT/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepRatcliffe: In the 3,500 pages of transcripts released so far, there was only one reference to bribery. Ironically to describe Vice P…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 19, 2019 1:44 pm

30,398. 11/9/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepLeeZeldin: VP Pence traveled to Warsaw to communicate 2 points to Zelensky on 9/1 at POTUS’ direction. Here Taylor agrees w/me that…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2019 6:55 am

30,361. 11/7/2019

IMPEACHMENT/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Vice President Mike Pence strongly denied that he would have considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president, calling the thought appalling. A soon-to-be-published book reportedly claims White House aides were certain Pence would sign a letter to remove President Donald Trump from office if a majority of the Cabinet wanted to. The senior aides claimed they put together a back-of-the-envelope list of Cabinet secretaries who were open to the idea of removing Trump because of mental incapacity, according to pages obtained by HuffPost. Using the pen name ‘Anonymous’, the author wrote that aides thought Pence was prepared to sign a letter invoking the 25th Amendment, allowing the president to be removed from office if he is deemed unfit to discharge the duties of his office. Pence said he has never heard any discussion about the 25th amendment in the White House.”

Trent Spiner, “Pence denies he entertained 25th Amendment to remove Trump,” Politico, November 7, 2019 12:19 pm

30,169. 11/1/2019

DEMS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: If you want to send a message to the Do Nothing Democrats that Kentucky and America support President @realDonaldTrump—VOTE…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 1, 2019 9:48 pm

29,588. 10/17/2019

MIKE PENCE/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “Great news out of Turkey. News Conference shortly with @VP and @SecPompeo. Thank you to @RTErdogan. Millions of lives will be saved!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 17, 2019 12:29 pm

29,571. 10/17/2019

ELECTION/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The first time Donald Trump ran for president, Karen Pence, the wife of his running mate, rarely hit the campaign trail to stump for the pair. Camera shy and appalled by Trump’s treatment of women, Pence surfaced only to support her husband in his October 2016 vice presidential debate and join him at rallies in the final weeks before the election. But when Trump began asking friends this summer for their thoughts about Vice President Mike Pence, the second lady decided it was time to step up. Fearful that the president might boot her husband — who has long had his eye on the 2024 presidential race — from his reelection ticket, she became eager to assist the campaign as a loyal surrogate…The second lady’s sudden transformation, her participation in Trump campaign events and her gushing praise of the president stem from a desire to protect her husband’s political future and fiercely defend him in an election contest that seems to get uglier by the day, according to eight current and former administration officials and people close to the Pence family who spoke to POLITICO on the condition of anonymity.”

Gabby Orr, “Karen Pence sticks her neck out for Trump to protect her husband,” Politico, October 17, 2019 5:05 am

29,058. 10/4/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/IMPEACHMENT/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “House impeachment investigators widened the reach of their inquiry on Friday [10-4-19], subpoenaing the White House for a vast trove of documents and requesting more from Vice President Mike Pence to better understand President Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. The subpoena, addressed to Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, calls for documents and communications that are highly delicate and would typically be subject in almost any White House to claims of executive privilege. If handed over by the Oct. 18 deadline, the records could provide keys to understanding what transpired between the two countries and what steps, if any, the White House has taken to cover it up. The request for records from a sitting vice president is unusual in its own right, and Mr. Pence’s office quickly signaled he may not comply.”

Nicholas Fandos, “Impeachment Investigators Subpoena White House and Ask Pence for Documents on Ukraine,” The New York Times online, October 4, 2019

28,750. 9/26/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: VP @mike_pence: Democrats don’t have an agenda, that’s why they want to impeach @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/El9qOb6bkq

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 26, 2019 7:32 am

28,547. 9/19/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @mike_pence: https://t.co/2fwh9qgnHl

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 19, 2019 9:03 pm

28,275. 9/10/2019

ELECTION/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @mike_pence: Thrilled to be here in the great state of North Carolina with a man who has been fighting every day to keep the promises he…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 10, 2019 7:43 am

28,274. 9/10/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mike_pence: It has been two and a half years of promises made and promises kept which is why we need FOUR MORE YEARS of President @real…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 10, 2019 7:43 am

28,250. 9/9/2019

IRELAND/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP BUSINESS: “I had nothing to do with the decision of our great @VP Mike Pence to stay overnight at one of the Trump owned resorts in Doonbeg, Ireland. Mike’s family has lived in Doonbeg for many years, and he thought that during his very busy European visit, he would stop and see his family!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 9, 2019 8:52 am

28,149. 9/5/2019

EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE/UK: “Battered by serial defeats in Parliament, scolded by members of his own party, abandoned by even his own brother, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain looked this week like someone who could use a friend. He got one Thursday [9-5-19]— or at least a faithful understudy — in the person of Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Pence met Mr. Johnson at 10 Downing Street to pass along President Trump’s support of the prime minister’s plan to pull Britain out of the European Union. Mr. Trump himself offered Mr. Johnson a long-distance pat on the back Wednesday as Mr. Johnson battled a recalcitrant Parliament, telling reporters, ‘Boris knows how to win.’ These days, however, Mr. Johnson does not look like much of a winner. He suffered back-to-back defeats in Parliament on his call for an election and his vow to withdraw from the European Union, with or without a deal, by Oct. 31. On Thursday, his own brother, Jo Johnson, resigned from Parliament and the government, saying he was ‘torn between family loyalty and the national interest.’”

Mark Landler, “Trump and Johnson’s Complex ‘Bromance’ Is Underscored by Pence Visit,” The New York Times online, September 5, 2019

28,088. 9/3/2019

IRELAND/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Vice President Mike Pence departed his hotel overlooking stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday [9-3-19] for his official visit with Michael D. Higgins, the president of Ireland. It would be quite some time before he got there. There was the hourlong motorcade to the airport in Shannon, where he arrived at 9:30 a.m. Then the flight to Dublin, where Air Force Two landed at 10:29 a.m., and finally a short drive to Aras an Uachtarain, the presidential residence, and his meet-and-greet with Mr. Higgins, which started at 11:11 a.m. The lengthy commute was necessary because of Mr. Pence’s choice of hotel: Rather than spending Monday [9-2-19] night in Dublin, the vice president stayed 181 miles away by car on the other side of Ireland — at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg. The person who suggested he stay there was the hotel’s owner himself, President Trump.”

Maggie Haberman and Eric Lipton, “‘Business as Normal’: Pence’s Stay at Trump Hotel in Ireland Follows a Trend,” The New York Times online, September 3, 2019

27,914. 8/29/2019

MIKE PENCE/NATURAL DISASTERS/POLAND/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-29-19] canceled his planned trip to Poland this weekend, saying he wanted to remain stateside as a potentially major hurricane takes aim at Florida. Vice President Mike Pence will take Trump’s place in Poland, where Trump was scheduled to attend a commemoration event for the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II…Hurricane Dorian is set to batter Florida once it makes landfall sometime this weekend. The latest forecasts indicate the storm, which was only upgraded to a hurricane on Wednesday [8-28-19] afternoon, could intensify into a Category 4 hurricane in the coming days. While the worst of Dorian appeared to have missed Puerto Rico the day before, Trump warned on Twitter Thursday that Florida should ‘get ready! Storm is building and will be BIG!’…Trump said Thursday he had spoken to Polish President Andrzej Duda to inform him of the change of plans. The decision to send Pence in Trump’s place came quite abruptly.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump cancels Poland trip amid hurricane threat,” Politico, August 29, 2019 4:51 pm

27,899. 8/28/2019

MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE/VA: “RT @mike_pence: During the last Administration the VA was removing Bibles & even banning Christmas carols to be politically correct, but un…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 28, 2019 9:32 pm

27,441. 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

27,399. 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