Mike Pence blow people’s minds after he gave a speech at the National Student Leadership conference where he explained that good leaders are humble, then praised President Trump. The speech Pence gave to high school students was littered with weirdness. He began by talking about a book Donald Trump wrote thirty years ago, The Art of the Deal, which he insists is an “American classic.” So, by that measure, anything that is old and technically American can now be categorized as an “American classic.” Pence went on to lay out some of the heaviest praise he’s ever given to Donald Trump during the speech, which is not at all out of character. The vice president then decided to impart some words of “wisdom” on the students, giving them an example of how humility is an important part of being a good leader, using Donald Trump as an example.
‘Our president, he leads by asking questions and he listens.’
He gave the crowd an example of when Trump spent nearly two hours listening and asking questions while meeting with tech executives once during the transition. Pence continued:
‘And I believe that reflects the kind of humility that will enhance your ability to be a leader.’
While no one is interested in arguing that humility among leaders is anything but a positive quality, many people are puzzled as to how anyone could actually believe that Trump possesses such qualities. Donald Trump is actually well known the world over for being anything but humble. Asking questions and listening as a leader is simply doing your job. Trump swallowing his pride and listening to other people might be an accomplishment for him, but regular people just call that being a human being. Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions:
— Greg Nisall (@gregnisall) July 14, 2017
Can’t stop laughing. You CANNOT make this shit up. When we make movies about the Great Calamity, half will be comedies.
— Jami (@jamiblakeley108) July 12, 2017
Yeah, Trump is simply the picture of humility and self-control. (Has Pence been drinking kerosene?)
— TenaciousEye (@TenaciousEye) July 12, 2017
He could have literally said anything else in the entire English language And made more sense.. Apple danger Kumquat… see
— Benedict Donald (@BillysAdvocate) July 12, 2017
Pence: Leaders should be humble, exercise self-control https://t.co/Ceua4TkuFG LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂LOL😂
— Cheryl (@cherylo64) July 15, 2017
Trump can’t even spell “humble,” @VP. Get real.
— Cassie (@snarkysnowqueen) July 12, 2017
Can someone tell Pence that Botox should never be inserted into the brain.
— Ana Banana (@ana_luvs_TWD) July 12, 2017
“Be humble”, “have a character people respect” like Trump? Does Pence have a secret desire to be a comedian? Hey @TheOnion – are you hiring?
— Mark Bent (@bebento) July 13, 2017
Pence is a male version of Michele Bachmann and that should scare the chunky crap out of everyone🙄
— Debbie June Too (@DebbieJuneToo1) July 13, 2017
— Billy Moalin (@billymoalin) July 12, 2017
You can listen to the audio from Pence’s speech in it’s entirety below: https://youtu.be/-v59AtIrqMI Featured Image via Getty Images