If there was any doubt in your mind that Donald Trump engineered Mike Pence’s publicity stunt on Sunday when the Vice President walked out of a Colts-49ers game after players knelt in protest during the national anthem, you can put those doubts to rest.
Have a look at this:
To be clear, this is the worst kind of despicable.
This is the President of the United States, using taxpayer dollars to send the Vice President to an NFL football game knowing full well that there was a good chance some of the players would kneel during the anthem and then using the whole thing as an excuse to squeeze money out of the very same taxpayers that paid for Pence to go to the game in the first place.
Here’s the actual e-mail from someone’s inbox:
And then here’s Pence pushing the envelope (figuratively and literally in this case) just 17 minutes ago as of this writing:
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 9, 2017
Just so it’s not lost on you, 25% of this money goes to the RNC, which is of course pushing an agenda that in no way benefits the working class people who would donate in small sums. We detailed this over the weekend.
Further, some of this money is being diverted to pay Trump’s lawyer fees incurred as part of the ongoing Russia probe. That would be the same Russia probe that’s trying to determine the extent to which this very same campaign colluded with a hostile foreign power to con these very same voters into casting their ballot for Trump in the first place.
This is quite simply beyond the pale.
On the bright side, you get a free bumper sticker with your donation.