Isn’t it ironic? Donald Trump’s running mate lambasted President Barack Obama on Friday for slamming Trump in his speech at the Democratic National Convention, saying name calling has no place in “public life.”
While speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took issue with Obama calling Trump a “demagogue” during his speech, saying that it made him feel disheartened.
“You know, 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,” he said. “But I just don’t see it. I see, I think what I have found in Donald Trump is this is a man of enormous accomplishment, obviously someone who has achieved great things in his life.”
Trump himself is not one to shy away from taunting nickname: Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Ted, Pocahontas (for Masschusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren) and Little Marco are staples of his repertoire.
The morning of the Hewitt-Pence interview, Trump unveiled another new nickname for one of his critics on Twitter:
“Little” Michael Bloomberg, who never had the guts to run for president, knows nothing about me. His last term as Mayor was a disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
Pence went on to deflect any further questions about the Democratic convention in the interview with Hewitt, instead focusing on Trump’s accomplishments and calling him “kind” and “extremely considerate.”
h/t Sopan Deb