Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate Mike Pence


This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump’s Running Mate: Who Is Mike Pence?

14 July 2016

We may have confirmation of Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate. Spoiler: Mike Pence is not a good guy. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is rumored to have decided on Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Meanwhile, this no longer a rumour, but a fact.

as his potential vice presidential running mate, after much consideration. That could result in a disaster if Pence’s record for PR failures is any indication.

Here are the top five things anyone should know about Mike Pence that could make him a liability on the GOP ticket…

Mike Pence is one of the Koch brothers’ favorite elected leaders. Support from the Koch brothers and conservative donors are a major component in a presidential run, so having the major money people’s favorite guy at your side if you’re new to politics is certainly helpful for campaign cash. Americans for Prosperity has been holding up Mike Pence’s work in Indiana as a paragon of a good governor. Pence’s former chief of staff now runs the Koch’s political group Freedom Partners. Given the fact that the Koch’s have pledged to spend $1 billion in the 2016 election to support conservative candidates, his ties could be an asset to Trump as he realizes his own financial limitations.”

Read more here.

Mike Pence: Sarah Palin Without The Charisma: here.

Mike Pence Once Encouraged Obama Administration To Take Action In Libya. Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick once praised Hillary Clinton for her handling of the chaos in Libya during the early days of civil unrest there and encouraged the Obama administration to take aggressive action in the country: here.

Mike Pence

On April 10, 2015, Mike Pence sent a letter to Indiana’s congressional delegation asking them to vote for trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): here. While Donald Trump in his presidential campaign claimed to be an opponent of TTP and TTIP. Will Trump flip-flop on this, like he has flip-flopped on so many other issues (and like Hillary Clinton has done)?

EIGHT WAYS DONALD TRUMP AND MIKE PENCE HAD TO COORDINATE OVER THE WEEKEND From TPP to the Iraq War, this pair has some differences. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]

This video from the USA says about itself:

Why Mike Pence’s Nomination Is TERRIBLE For Women

14 July 2016

Trump’s running mate instituted some of the most restrictive reproductive rights laws in the country. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. …

“When Indiana Governor Mike Pence passed one of the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion bills, Hoosier ladies trolled him by calling him up and talking about women’s health and Auntie Flo.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence could be the next vice president of the United States, if he edges out the other names on Donald Trump’s rapidly-shrinking VP shortlist—but he’s probably not the guy to solve Trump’s “women problem.” That’s because Pence has supported, sponsored, and signed some of the country’s most extreme anti-abortion legislation in the past decade.

In March, Pence signed a bill that, among other restrictions, bans abortion sought because of a fetal anomaly like Down syndrome and requires abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal tissue. Indiana is the only other state besides North Dakota to ban abortion motivated by fetal anomaly—a provision that a federal judge has already deemed unconstitutional.”

Read more here.

Trump chooses right-wing Indiana governor as running mate: here.

Notre Dame students walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech over the weekend.

Some 100 graduates walked out in protest as Vice President Mike Pence took to the podium to make his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana on Sunday: here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Pastor Would Vote For ‘Strongman’ Trump Over Jesus

14 July 2016

A right-wing Texas megachurch pastor admits he’d vote for Donald Trump over Jesus — who he accused of being weak on terrorism.

Robert Jeffress, pastor at 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, has been a vocal supporter of the presumptive Republican nominee — who he believes is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton.

Read more here.

Planting Peace, the nonprofit organization behind The Equality House, a rainbow-colored house that sits across the street from Westboro Baptist Church, is calling out Donald Trump and the Republican Party in a massive billboard that went up on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio, where the RNC will take place next week. The billboard, below, shows an illustration of Trump poised to kiss Ted Cruz beside a caption that reads “Love trumps Hate. End homophobia”: here.

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39 thoughts on “Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate Mike Pence

  1. Never heard of Governor Mike Pence–Donald Trump’s new running mate? Neither have most people. But his record is downright horrifying for women–and we need to get the word out. He has made a career out of destroying Planned Parenthood, Roe v Wade, and every single protection for LGBT people.1 He cut over $1 million from Indiana’s domestic violence programs.2 And he even tried to pass a law to mandate that only some forms of rape are illegal.3

    Together they form one of the most anti-woman presidential tickets in history.

    Thanks for all you do,

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, and Libby, the UltraViolet Action team

    Sources:

    1. Trump’s Potential VP Mike Pence vs. Women’s Periods, Daily Beast, July 13, 2016

    Gov. Pence signs revised Indiana religious freedom bill into law, Washington Post, April 2, 2015

    Mike Pence launched Republicans’ war on Planned Parenthood, Vox, July 14, 2016

    2. The wrong side of domestic violence, Nuvo, September 24, 2014

    3. Mike Pence Is a Smooth-Talking Todd Akin, The Nation, July 15, 2016

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  9. Donald Trump is the president-elect, but the man running the transition is Indiana Governor Mike Pence. And that’s terrifying.

    In Congress, Pence led the fight to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. He signed the infamous bill allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT people. He almost single-handedly caused an HIV outbreak in his state by slashing funding for reproductive health.1

    And he says it’s his dream to “send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history.”

    Since the election, tens of thousands of people have made donations in Mike Pence’s name to help fight the Trump administration’s anti-woman agenda.

    Will you join in by making a $5 donation in Mike Pence’s name to UltraViolet today?

    It’s impossible to underestimate what an extremist Mike Pence is, and Trump’s utter lack of knowledge or even interest in policy means Pence is positioned to be the most powerful Vice President we’ve ever seen.

    We’re already getting reports that Trump is skipping most of his high priority intelligence briefings and leaving them to Pence. And who do you think Republicans in Congress are talking to about their priority legislation?

    Pence cosponsored legislation to end birthright citizenship for children of immigrants. He supports taxpayer funding of pseudo-scientific “gay conversation therapy.” He’s pushed to shut down abortion clinics, and during his time as governor of Indiana, a woman was literally sent to jail for abortion.2

    You can send a message loud and clear that we will fight his agenda by making a donation to UltraViolet in his name.

    Thanks for speaking out.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Ryan, Shannon, Megan, Jennifer, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet Action team

    Sources:

    1. Stop Calling Mike Pence Boring. Here’s His Track Record on Gays, Women, Immigrants, and the Planet., Mother Jones, October 4, 2016

    2. Ibid.

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