Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday claimed President Donald Trump regularly asks to start Cabinet meetings with prayer — and Twitter can’t handle how audacious and false-seeming the comment was.
As Politico‘s Tim Alberta flagged, Pence told the Christian Broadcasting Network he has “lost count of the number of times that the president has nudged me, or nudged another member of the cabinet and said ‘Let’s start this meeting with prayer.'”
Vice President Pence tells CBN he has "lost count of the number of times that the president has nudged me, or nudged another member of the cabinet and said 'Let's start this meeting with prayer.'"
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) May 3, 2018
“What complete and utter horsesh*t,” author and Wonkette founder Ana Marie Cox tweeted in response to Pence’s claim.
What complete and utter horseshit. https://t.co/kaRbtF3qyv
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) May 3, 2018
Open Secrets’ Robert Maguire, meanwhile, noted that Trump admitted “on camera, in front of a live audience” that he never asked God for forgiveness for anything when he was on the campaign trail.
“It would be great if someone would ask Pence about this sometime,” the journalist wrote.
It would be great if someone would ask Pence about this sometime https://t.co/2MoPBNkNcZ
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) May 3, 2018
Check out more responses below:
… "a staff member from trump’s campaign recalls him mocking pence’s religiosity. he said that, when people met with trump after stopping by pence’s office, trump would ask them, “did mike make you pray?” https://t.co/SpNecR5hRb ht @bjgunts attn @anamariecox https://t.co/RIne55Bkub
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) May 3, 2018
if only there were some extremely specific directive in the christian scriptures about claiming to have witnessed things that didn't actually happen https://t.co/0GKVAaG3jJ
— Josh Fruhlinger (@jfruh) May 3, 2018
100% true, no way is this a hilarious lie https://t.co/Yvgo0YeNk7
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) May 3, 2018
hilarious. Who is writing these scripts? Do they act it out first to see how realistic it looks or sounds, or do they just wing it? https://t.co/Cy7XP5LRGr
— Nova Stella (@fitnovastella) May 3, 2018
Only in your dream, Mike. Only in your dreams. https://t.co/zJXoSdFgIR
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) May 3, 2018
Tragically, VP Pence reveals inability to count past zero. https://t.co/caKi4LlPqI
— Impeachment News 🍑 (@Impeach_Today) May 3, 2018
Followed by, "LOL I'm just fucking with you. Where're the hookers?" https://t.co/fuk40RwOnU
— Ben (@BenHowe) May 3, 2018
Well as long as he is praying I guess the lying cheating racist sexual abusing thief is gonna be ok!😡 https://t.co/tP4QLONy0a
— Christine (@tiniebeany) May 3, 2018
This is the funniest thing I've read today. https://t.co/fe6UZU0D6s
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) May 3, 2018
oh for sure man https://t.co/45q1aFpfDI
— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) May 3, 2018
— Scott Parks (@ParksKMBZ) May 3, 2018
Anytime Donald Trump suggests prayer, he's dumping another truck load of con on his gullible base. https://t.co/uLSBNHdWH7
— trebloc (@homecici) May 3, 2018
I wonder if he nudged for a prayer before committing adultery? https://t.co/F1UhegyRPz
— ⚜ Christi ~ Agent 355 ⚜ (@BayouOwl) May 3, 2018
If there was anybody left out there who still harbored doubts about Pence being as full of shit as a constipated hippo, doubt no more. https://t.co/kYdUICRwjX
— Wayne LaPierre's $13k "Summer Intern" (@WhiteHouseWacko) May 3, 2018