Mike Pence raked over the coals for praising free press in Myanmar while his boss trashes it in the US
Mike Pence speaks to ABC News (screen grab)

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday celebrated the release of two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned in Myanmar -- even as President Donald Trump denounces journalists as "the enemy of the people" in the United States.


Reacting to the news that reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were set free after spending over 500 days in jail for their reporting on the killing of ten Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces, Pence praised the reporters and their role in holding their government accountable.

"Great news!" Pence wrote. "Reuters journalists Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe Oo have been released from prison in Burma where they were jailed for doing their job reporting on atrocities committed against the Rohingya people. Freedom of religion & freedom of the press are essential to a strong democracy!"

President Trump has regularly demonized the U.S. media by calling them America's "enemy," and he also proposed a total ban on Muslims entering the United States during his run for the presidency.

Given this, Pence was quickly called out by followers on Twitter for being completely hypocritical in his praise of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Check out some of the reactions below.