Vice President Mike Pence decided he’d start a Twitter feud with former Attorney General Eric Holder, but the Veep quickly found out what a mistake that had been when Holder began using facts to rebut President Donald Trump’s well-known campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
The back and forth between Pence and Holder began when Holder appeared on “The Beat With Ari Melber” Thursday and noted that the Trump tagline for the 2016 campaign suggests that America was never great:
“When I hear these things about let’s ‘Make America Great Again,’ I think to myself, exactly when did you think America was great? It certainly wasn’t when people were enslaved. It certainly wasn’t when women didn’t have the right to vote. It certainly wasn’t when the LGBT community was denied the rights to which it was entitled.
“You know, America has done superb things, has done great things, and it has been a leader in a whole range of things, but we’re always a work in process. Looking back, ‘Make America Great Again’ is inconsistent with who we are as Americans at our best where we look at the uncertain future, embrace it, and make it our own.”
That led Pence to post this on Twitter:
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 28, 2019
Can’t you just picture the VP sitting in his office with a smug grin on his face, certain he’d put Holder in his place? That self-satisfied smugness didn’t last long, however, as Holder retorted perfectly:
America IS great. And can-and must-be greater still. “Make America great again” means YOU think America is not great now-and is backward looking. America is at its best when we look forward, embrace an uncertain future and make it ours. That is what defines American greatness https://t.co/ASagCEPMZ5
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) March 28, 2019
Pence still hasn’t responded to the former AG. He’s probably sitting in a dark room somewhere crying and trying to think up something that doesn’t make him look even more ridiculous.
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