Something very strange is happening inside the White House, and it involves a communique from Vice President Mike Pence that refers to Donald Trump as his father.
Pence, who is known to call his wife, Karen, “Mother,” posted the following message on his verified Facebook and Instagram accounts regarding raising money for the Trump-Pence 2020 reelection effort, and it caught the eye of NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny, so she took a screenshot:
HuffPost explains what probably happened is that some campaign staffer was doing a cut and paste job on a basic fundraising letter that was intended to be sent under the name of Donald Trump Jr. or Eric Trump, but the unfortunate mistake drew plenty of mocking on Twitter:
A reminder that everyone in this regime, from the top all the way to the bottom, sucks mightily at what they do. https://t.co/Ssy2qnk5Hs
— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) July 3, 2020
Eh. Pence called Trump “father” is just as believable as this being copy and pasted. https://t.co/gGSVGLygJs
— Mr. Mark Potts (@mrmarkpotts) July 3, 2020
Pence: My wife is Mother
Pence: My boss is Father https://t.co/y6QA3U1PYK
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 3, 2020
🤣🤣 As for me, I keep seeing Pence dressed up as Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”
— Libby Black (@🏠) (@MojaveLibby) July 3, 2020
So wait, if Karen Pence is”mother” and Trump is his “father…” Nah, as a visual person I don’t even want to think about it.
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) July 3, 2020
“We love you, President Daddy!”
— Internet Dad (@sordideuphemism) July 4, 2020
It kinda makes Donald Trump seem like Darth Vader.
— Bret Spears (@bretspears) July 4, 2020
He wrote “my fuhrer” but it autocorrected to “my father”. How embarrassing .
— jordan raitt (@FaffMaster) July 4, 2020
I always assumed he called Donald “daddy,” not “father.” But, knowing Mike, that’s probably how he justifies it in his mind.
— Rebekkah Porter🩸🦷⏰ (@RebekkahPorter) July 3, 2020
Copy/paste Freudian slip
— Linda Whitaker (@Wittie2015) July 3, 2020