Trump’s deputy press secretary owned online after claiming Mike Pence is not anti-LGBTQ
White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere (Facebook)

White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere was mocked online on Thursday after posting a bizarre argument claiming Vice President Mike Pence is not anti-LGBTQ.

Deere, who is a gay man working for an anti-LGBTQ administration, made something of a "but I have a black friend" defense of the Vice President.

"For all of you who still think our VP is anti-gay, I point you to his and the Second Lady’s schedule tomorrow where they will join Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Dr. Matthew Barrett for lunch in Ireland," Deere tweeted on Monday.

The Internet was less than impressed with his reasoning.

Here's some of what people were saying in response: