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Mike Pence Plays DUMB, Totally Doesn’t ‘Understand The Basis’ Of Michelle Obama’s Claims

Yesterday in New Hampshire, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a powerful speech dealing with the issue of sexual abuse of women in the United States and comments that have been made on that matter by GOP nominee Donald Trump. In her speech, Mrs. Obama said:

“This was not just a lewd conversation, this wasn’t just locker room banter. This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior.”

And yet earlier this morning on CBS, Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, said he couldn’t understand what the First Lady might have been referring to, commenting:

“I have a lot of respect for the first lady and the job she has done for the American people over the last seven and a half years. But I don’t understand the basis of her claim.”

CBS This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell followed up by asking:

“You don’t believe his language was sexually predatory?”

With a straight face, Pence replied:

“Well, no. I already spoke about my concerns about the language he used in that 11-year-old video. But what he has made it clear is that was talk, regrettable talk on his part. But that there were no actions and that he has categorically denied these latest unsubstantiated allegations.”

Cryptically, Pence added this about recent allegations in the New York Times, the Palm Beach Post, and People magazine regarding sexual assault by Trump against five separate women:

“Frankly I think before the day is out the allegations will be questioned.”

Charlie Rose then inquired:

“What evidence is coming out?”


“Well, just stay tuned. I know that there is more information that is going to be coming out that will back his claim that this is all categorically false.”

Of course, as much as the entire Trump campaign–including so-called “Christian” Mike Pence–lies, one has to question the veracity of any claim they make on any show or in any forum. If there’s such “information,” why didn’t Pence reveal it or at least say there would be a press conference at a certain time? Might it be because he knows it’s total bullshit and is meant to try and lead reporters in another direction?

This article was originally published by the same author at

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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