Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Sunday spoke of Donald Trump banning reporters and media outlets from attending the Republican presidential nominee’s events. “I don’t think Donald Trump is having any problem getting press at this point,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ll keep our private conversations private.”
From there, things got worse when Chris Wallace confronted Pence over Donald’s remarks in which he alleged that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are founders of ISIS.
Wallace said, “You and he spent a day defending his remarks, saying that they were serious. Now, Trump says that he was being sarcastic.” “So, Governor, which is it?,” the Fox host asked.
“Well, I think he was being very serious, and he was making a point that needs to be made, that there is no question that the failed policies of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the wider Middle East, created a vacuum within Iraq in which ISIS was able to arise,” Pence said.
“So then why is he saying he was sarcastic?,” Wallace shot back.
Pence said, “Well, he was making a very serious point, and look…”
Wallace asked again, “Forgive me, why did he say he was being sarcastic?” Pence responded, saying, “Well, he was making a very serious point. Donald Trump has a way of talking to get people’s attention, and it’s drawn attention to a very important issue.”
“There was a time when any Democrat president knew where the buck stopped in the White House,” Pence continued. “And the responsibility for the failed policies in the Middle East that created the environment where ISIS developed belongs to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the American people know that.”
“Governor, those are all perfectly legitimate points to make, but that isn’t what Trump said. He said that Obama and Clinton were the most valuable players of ISIS, that they were the co-founders of ISIS,” Wallace said. “Then he said, well, I was just being sarcastic about that, just as he said he was just being sarcastic about inviting Russia to come in and release e-mails of Hillary Clinton’s.”
“Isn’t the sarcastic excuse getting a bit old?,” Wallace asked.
Pence said, “Well, no, I don’t think it’s getting old at all, Chris. Donald Trump made his way through a very competitive primary because he spoke not like your typical politician, but just plainly like an everyday American. And speaking plainly is exactly what the American people will anticipate in the course of this election, but more importantly, they’re going to have a president who tells them exactly what’s on his mind, and the American people are going to hear and hear him loudly.”
The fact that Donald’s words have to be explained by multiple people after each controversial remark speaks volumes on his inability to lead the most powerful country on Earth.
Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson tried to blame President Obama for invading Afghanistan in 2001. And now, team Trump, with Pence’s help, is defending Trump’s remarks but Chris Wallace of Fox News just called him out.
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