Mike Pence is (illegitimately) the Vice President of the United States. One would think that he’d have at least some clue about what’s going on in his own administration. If he doesn’t feel like answering questions about what’s going on, then one would think he’d at least have the common sense to anticipate what he’s going to get questioned about, so he can plan how to properly not answer those questions. Instead Pence just blew it.
Pence wants to play it both ways. He’s trying to appear “presidential” by representing the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, even while Donald Trump sits in his bed and eats Big Macs while rambling around about the newest lunatic conspiracy on Fox News. The problem is, that puts Pence out in the public view, meaning he will get asked questions. Reporters obviously asked him about the Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal and about the John Kelly coverup, and his reply was so terrible that it prompted a followup question that came off as an insult.
When Pence was questioned about the Porter scandal this week, he lied that he only just found out about it when he woke up that very morning. The reporter fired back by noting that Pence always claims he doesn’t know what’s going on with the never-ending Trump White House scandals: “Can you comment on why you often seem a little bit out of the loop on some of this major news?” Pence’s off-putting and irrelevant answer was: “You know it’s a great honor for me to serve as Vice President. President Trump has been incredibly generous with responsibilities and opportunities he’s given me in representing the United States on the world stage.”
Ya know, that’s not a real answer. Mike Pence had to know that he was going to be asked about Rob Porter, yet this mindless and robotic reply was the best deflection he could think of? Did it not occur to Pence that he would be asked why he’s constantly claiming he has no idea what’s happening in his own White House? Pence is a chronic liar, and he’s not even good at it.