Hangover 4 looks awful pic.twitter.com/HK7R2Fcxbn
— Interpol CEO Balding (@BaldingsWorld) November 18, 2018
Given Mike’s “dead, doll eyes”, dumping him for a publicity bump might actually qualify as Jumping the Shark…
Trump has been asking aides and advisers whether they think Mike Pence is loyal, NYT reports.
Trump has repeated the question so much he has alarmed advisers. Trump has openly suggested dropping Pence from the 2020 ticket and picking another running mate. https://t.co/GPjD5tshwf
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 16, 2018
… In recent weeks, with his electoral prospects two years from now much on his mind, Mr. Trump has focused on the person who has most publicly tethered his fortunes to him. In one conversation after another he has asked aides and advisers a pointed question: Is Mike Pence loyal?…
Within the White House, most people he has talked to have assured the president that Mr. Pence has been a committed soldier, engaging in activities that Mr. Trump has eschewed, such as traveling to Hawaii to receive the remains of veterans of the Korean War, or visiting parts of the globe that Mr. Trump has avoided.
But some Trump advisers, primarily outside the White House, have suggested to him that while Mr. Pence remains loyal, he may have used up his utility. These advisers argue that Mr. Trump has forged his own relationship with evangelical voters, and that what he might benefit from more is a running mate who could help him with female voters, who disapprove of him in large numbers…
Mr. Trump has never completely forgotten that during the 2016 campaign Mr. Pence issued a disapproving statement the day after the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape was made public, on which the president was heard making comments boasting about grabbing women’s genitals…
On the one hand, Mike Pence is a strong “evangelical”; on the other, his fellow Talibangelicals have been so publicly forgiving of Trump’s every little peccadillo, it seems unlikely they’d abandon him over a minor personnel disagreement.
But demanding that Mike Dense further debase himself to prove his ‘loyalty’ might just give some of the other Oval Office apparatchiks a cue to update their resumes…
Though I can’t understand why he hasn’t been all along, given the way Manafort duped Trump to get him on the ticket.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) November 17, 2018
Pence stole the strawberries. https://t.co/gWAEvASvsS
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) November 16, 2018
— miles reed (@milesjreed) November 18, 2018
*Context for the top pic:
Breaking – no consensus reached at #APEC18 No leaders communique will be issued. Deep divisions between the US and China (and others) on the language used on trade
— Stephen Dziedzic (@stephendziedzic) November 18, 2018