Dana Bash burst out laughing during a segment in which she spoke to Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence (R-IN).
Their conversation focused on a recent speech that Pence gave comparing the current GOP presidential nominee to Pence’s hero, the late President Ronald Reagan. Pence spoke at the Reagan Presidential Library today and said that, like Reagan, Donald Trump is a “humble statesman.”
Dana Bash was not able to contain her laughter while questioning Pence about that statement.
‘You talked about [President Reagan] being humble and I know you talk about that on the campaign trail as well. And you do it as you compare him to Donald Trump. I think that even Donald Trump would say that there are a lot of things that you can say about him. “Humble” is probably not one of them.’
Pence continued trying to make the comparison, despite Bash’s obvious amusement at the idea of referring to Trump as “humble.”
‘Both men were very broad-shouldered leaders. Both men have been successful not only in public…’
Bash cut in and began laughing again while asking,
‘But, “humble?” A guy who has his name on every building he made?’
Pence went on to discuss the similar “core of humility” in both Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, but viewers had to be wondering if Pence has ever met Donald Trump. What “core of humility” exists in the “best,” “yuge” candidate with all the “best” ideas?
Just to be completely clear, it’s assumed that Mike Pence understands that the definition of the word “humility” according to Merriam-Webster is “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people : the quality or state of being humble.”
Trump’s entire campaign has been based on him being better than the “stupid” politicians currently in office and single-handedly making America “great again.”
In 1980, Ronald Reagan told voters:
‘I ask you not simply to “Trust me,” but to trust your values — our values — and to hold me responsible for living up to them.’
In 2016, Donald Trump told voters:
‘I alone can fix it.’
How are those two candidates at all similar, and where exactly is this “humility” Mike Pence has decided is there?
See the interview by CNN’s Dana Bash with Governor Mike Pence below:
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