The staff of Vice President Mike Pence have extended his rule about never meeting alone with women to include Donald Trump out of fear he’ll act inappropriately with the president.
‘This is just a cautionary measure that we decided should be in place after we caught the vice president’s mouth acting inappropriately with the president during the last cabinet meeting,” says Pence’s chief of staff, Nate Avers.
The last cabinet meeting was held the day Congress passed its sweeping tax reform bill and Pence was caught on camera using his mouth on Trump in a way that made onlookers blush.
“I’m deeply humbled to be your vice president and to be able to be here,” the vice president’s mouth was caught saying. “I want to thank your outstanding team. I want to thank you for seeing through the course of this year an agenda that truly is restoring this country. You said you could make this economy great again and you promised to roll back regulations and you signed more bills rolling back red tape than any president in American history. You spurred an optimism in this country that’s setting records.”
Avers said it became clear immediately after what his mouth was caught doing that the president and the vice president should never be in a room alone together. “What were trying to do is, keep the vice president from being put in a situation where something inappropriate happens,” he said. “Luckily, the vice president’s rule of not being in a room alone with a woman is already in place, so for us, it’s just a matter of extending that rule to include the president. Now, if the vice president wants to meet with Trump, either his wife must be with him or someone from his staff.”
Avers also said that under no circumstances is anyone allowed to bring a camera or even a cellphone into the room when the vice president and president are meeting. “You just don’t want anything coming out that could give the wrong impression,” he said.
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