Recently, Bernie Sanders held a town hall in McDowell County, West Virginia for All In With Chris Hayes. The town hall addressed health care, especially the areas of opioid addiction, rural healthcare access and Medicaid. The point was to illustrate that an area that voted predominantly Trump potentially had the most to lose with his new healthcare proposal.
Not to be outdone, Mike Pence spoke in the little town of Scott Depot, West Virginia today. His main focus was on job creation. West Virginia has a very poor economy and with mine closures, more and more people are in desperate need of good-paying jobs with benefits.
In this one-minute clip shared by CBS News, Pence discusses Trump’s agenda to the audience:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 25, 2017
What.Was.That? He said absolutely nothing about actual jobs in West Virginia. I think he believes that if he says jobs enough times and with enough force, people will just take his word for it. Give them some specifics, you botoxed-to-death puppet.
Others took the opportunity to take a jab at the Vice President, and it’s something quite lovely to behold:
@CBSNews Only problem with getting rid of Trump is being left with this guy.
— debbie hermens (@debbiehermens) March 25, 2017
Debbie just pointed out one of our greatest fears.
@CBSNews “Next up…”? This almost sounds like they were successful on something already?
— Douglas Shook (@ProfessorShook) March 25, 2017
Right? So far this administration has been a “bigly” disaster.
@CBSNews You will never see Mike Pence come out of a closet, but he could at least come out of his cave!
— Gilbert Couture (@Gilbert_Couture) March 25, 2017
It would be nice, but I don’t foresee that happening any time soon.
@CBSNews the animatronic work is very convincing.
Well, ok: *somewhat* convincing.
— Trump Tweet Decoder (@TrumpDecod) March 25, 2017
This Twitterer has it all figured out: Pence is a damn robot. I thought the frozen face was due to too much botox, but the robot theory makes a whole lot of sense.
Mike Pence just needs to stop with the job rhetoric. To date, many of these jobs are still hypothetical. I have a feeling when it comes to actual job growth in places like West Virginia, Kentucky and other coal-producing states all they will really be seeing is disappointment, disappointment, disappointment.