On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen showed for his home NFL team, the Indianapolis Colts who were hosting the San Francisco 49ers. Evidently, Pence and Trump had talked before he game and agreed that if any of the players kneeled during the National Anthem, that Pence and his wife would leave the game. Some of the 49ers players knelt during the Anthem. After standing with his hand over his heart for the Anthem, the Pence’s left the game, with Vice President tweeting why.
Eric Reid, a safety with the 49ers, accused the Vice President of pulling a PR stunt and wasting tax payer dollars in the process.
Senior Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, defended Pence’s actions.
Kellyanne Conway called it “egregious” for anyone to claim that Vice President Mike Pence pulled a “political stunt” by leaving the Indianapolis Colts game early.
Pence announced on Twitter yesterday that he had walked out of the Colts-49ers game after players disrespected the national anthem.
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“I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag or our National Anthem.”
Some Democrats have accused Pence of wasting taxpayer dollars by traveling to the game so he could make a point by leaving early…
The criticism of Pence is totally unfounded. He wanted to watch his home team play a game, and hoped that NFL players had finally grown up and become adults and acted like adults instead of a bunch of spoiled kids throwing a temper tantrum. If anyone was pulling a PR stunt, it was the disgraceful players who seem to be protesting more to get the publicity than for any real reason, which means they were pulling their own PR stunt.