US Vice President Mike Pence was ferociously called out on Twitter for what some described and believed was the biggest lie of Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate.
“I think the American people know that this is a president who has put the health of America first,” Pence said as he addressed the Trump administration’s catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mike Pence leads the White House’s coronavirus task force. The public health crisis has so far cost the lives of more than 210,000 people nationwide.
President Donald Trump contracted the virus last week following months of downplaying its deadly threat, holding packed rallies and mocking people (including former Vice President Joe Biden) for wearing masks aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Check out Pence’s comments here:
@IAmSophiaNelson: @VP is a soulless ghoul to say that @realDonaldTrump has put the health of America first. It’s offensive for him to think we are so damn dumb! #VPDebate
@thechocotiger: LMAO Pence just said “president Trump has always put the health of America first” AS;FLKJASDF;KJSFD OK BUDDY
Andrew Downie (@adowniebrazil) : “President Donald Trump has put the health of America first,” says VP Pence. A lie so big that even Boris Johnson would think twice about repeating it.#Debate2020 #VPDebate2020
clara ♡🎃 (@swingsetyrus): “trump has put the health of america first” absolute bullshit
Sara Aboulafia (@Sarabotbot): “From the very first day, President Trump has put the health of America first.” – Pence. Kamala Harris’ reaction to this bullshit is everything right now.
@CAPAction: PENCE JUST NOW: “From the very first day, President Donald Trump has put the health of America first.” REALITY: Trump is currently trying to rip health care away from 20 million Americans in the middle of a pandemic.