Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, fresh from his party’s national convention in Cleveland two weeks ago, hit the campaign trail today with the message that he’s “with the sociopath” and he hopes voters all across America will join him.
“It’s time for you to be with the sociopath as well!” he exhorted voters in campaign stops across the Midwest. The “sociopath” refers to Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, who tapped Pence to be his running mate three weeks ago.
At a stop in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier in the day, Pence said the country could no longer afford to be guided by politicians who “read briefing papers” and “consider options” when confronted with a crisis.
“When catastrophe hits, do you want a president who’s going to weigh options and hear pros and cons or do you want a president who’s ready with an insulting tweet before all the facts are in?” he asked. “I know what I want,” he said. “I want our next president to be the Insulter-in-Chief. I want our next president to be the sociopath Donald J. Trump!”
Pence’s tour across midwestern battleground states brought him to a stop in Milwaukee, where he was joined by Trump for a brief appearance. “Who are you with?” Trump asked the crowd.
“I know who I’m with,” Pence said from the side of the stage. “I’m with the sociopath!”
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