Mike Pence Doesn't Like “Name Calling”? He Should Talk To Donald Trump About That.
Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433
It’s pretty rich for Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, to accuse anyone of “name calling,” considering that Trump is infamous for inventing insulting nicknames — like “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco” — for people who disagree with him. And Trump has been especially brutal toward women, calling them “fat pigs,” “slobs,” “disgusting animals,” and “bimbos.”
But that’s exactly what happened this morning during an interview in which Pence accused President Obama of “name calling” for condemning “homegrown demagogues” during his speech supporting Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week.
Pence, speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday morning, chafed at President Barack Obama's prime-time convention speech in which he labeled Trump a homegrown demagogue — and then delivered an eyebrow-raising statement.
“I don’t think name calling has any place in public life, and I thought that was unfortunate that the president of the United States would use a term like that, let alone laced into a sentence like that," Pence said.
The irony was made richer when Trump soon after launched a barrage of attacks at “Crooked Hillary Clinton” and “Little Michael Bloomberg.”
# # #
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.