“Make no mistake, I’m in this thing to win,” former vice president Mike Pence said today, “and that’s why I fully support Donald Trump”. Pence explained that while he has at times criticised him, he will always back him. When asked if a criminal conviction should bar Trump from becoming president, Pence assumed a painful expression which onlookers likened to a sudden attack of ‘trapped wind’. Notably grimacing, Pence said “Let’s maintain a presumption of innocence?”
Pence later released a statement saying “I could never support what he did but he’ll always have my support”.
Campaign manager Stephen DeMaura subsequently pointed out that Pence is currently trapped at 4% in the polls “Because half his prayer group is on holidays at this time of year, otherwise he’d easily be bubbling up around 5 or 6%”.