Vice President Mike Pence on Friday issued an ominous warning about electing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- and wound up facing instant ridicule.
During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Pence outlined the stakes for America in the upcoming election.
"Joe Biden would set America on a path of socialism and decline," he said.
As many Twitter users were quick to point out, the United States at the moment is already perceived to be in decline, as it is grappling with double-digit unemployment and the highest numbers of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any country in the world.
Additionally, polling shows that just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction, while 69 percent say it's going in the wrong direction.
Check out some reactions to Pence's speech below.
@thehill Has VP Pence looked out his window lately? Or looked at the news? Or maybe that data that is no longer bei… https://t.co/v9PvpXnjZM— Mark Maunder 🇺🇸 (@Mark Maunder 🇺🇸)1595006614.0
@thehill Mike Pence is not aware of how far we have declined under Trump's one-person rule. He is not even aware!… https://t.co/WmRpZTPPcO— Peter Konieczko (@Peter Konieczko)1595006928.0
@thehill OH OH MORE DECLINE THAN THIS ADMINISTRATION? REPUBLICANS GREED AND LACK OF HUMANITY IS DISGRACEFUL! I WOUL… https://t.co/56DyIA08XH— TRUMP GOLFING COVID KILLER IN CHIEF FOR LIFE! (@TRUMP GOLFING COVID KILLER IN CHIEF FOR LIFE!)1595006785.0
@thehill As said by someone leading a charge that has already killed more thank 140K Americans. So much winning, Mike.— Jason C Hopcus (@Jason C Hopcus)1595006397.0
@ddale8 30 million out of work who need government assistance and this is how you plan to win their vote?— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun)1595007161.0
@ddale8 Yeah, there's "opportunity". The "opportunity" to die from COVID To lose your employer based HC. To have… https://t.co/eufwK4MAnU— Jeff "Rudy’s Sweaty Hair Dye" Cronin (@Jeff "Rudy’s Sweaty Hair Dye" Cronin)1595007838.0
@ddale8 Kind of rich from the Administration sending it's gestapo to Portland while overseeing an economic depressi… https://t.co/RH7ngyhAbY— Alan (@Alan)1595007490.0
I mean, 140k dead and millions unemployed...how is that NOT a decline? Monsters, all of them. Don’t let Pence’s fal… https://t.co/zqd2iiCGKi— KateeBar (@KateeBar)1595007937.0