According to The New York Times’ White House correspondent Katie Rogers, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday told a “Women for Trump” discussion in St. Paul, Minnesota, that she likes the respect Trump has for his daughters and claimed he’d “empowered women like no other.”
Critics were quick to call Pence out over her praise.
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They reminded the second lady of Trump’s long history of insulting women, the disgusting comments he made on the now-infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” bus ride and the raft of sexual misconduct allegations that have been leveled against the president.
Man, the Pences must really be worried Trump’s either going to dump Mike from the ticket or try to bring Mike down with him if he’s impeached. https://t.co/mV6B41RGYo
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 10, 2019
I guess @secondlady missed the interview where @realDonaldTrump bragged about walking in on semi-naked contestants in the teen Miss USA pageant. You know, the recording all of America heard when it was replayed during the campaign. That’s how he treats young women. https://t.co/Lm2397NVyz
— Joel Benenson (@benensonj) October 10, 2019
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) October 10, 2019
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 10, 2019
This is weird on a few different levels https://t.co/9aERs1cdwH
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 10, 2019
Karen loves to bury her head in the sand. How clueless can you be? Or she’s just as evil as the rest of them.
— Jïmm¥†ðtheO (@JimmytotheO) October 10, 2019
I think Mother might be lying for a man who bragged about grabbing women's genitals for partisan reasons... https://t.co/I7GOfekD2p
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) October 10, 2019
Methinks the Second Lady doth protest too much https://t.co/hiVMFjrB8O
— Caryn S Pumpkins Rose (@carynrose) October 10, 2019
Didn't your husband want to end the campaign after the Access Hollywood tape?
Also 🤮 https://t.co/5zsv9iyKok
— Moira Whelan (@moira) October 10, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.