America’s second-most powerful leader easily claimed victory at the vice presidential debate, the president said.
The Oval Office has declared Mike Pence the overwhelming winner of the first 2020 U.S. vice presidential debate on Oct. 7.
“Mike Pence won big,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter.
The remarks came after Pence delivered a mostly flawless performance against Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris during the nationally televised debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Mike Pence is doing great,” the president said on Twitter. “She [Harris] is a gaffe machine.”
The Democrat was forced to apologize after wrongly accusing the president of being disrespectful toward members of the U.S. armed forces by taking his private remarks out of context.
“I am sorry Vice President Pence,” she can be heard saying in a video shared on Twitter.
The vice president dismissed Harris’s inappropriate comments as “absurd.”
“My son is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, my son-in-law is deployed in the U.S. Navy,” Pence said. “I can assure all of you the sons and daughters serving in the military, President Donald Trump not only respects but reveres all of those who serve in our armed forces, and any suggestion otherwise is ridiculous.”
He also criticized the Democratic Party for failing to acknowledge it intends to fill the U.S. Supreme Court with left-leaning judges, if Biden wins the presidency.
“The American people deserve a straight answer,” he said in a video shared on Twitter. “If you have not figured it out yet, the straight answer is they are going to pack the Supreme Court, if they somehow win this election.”
Pence suggested anyone who loves the independence of the judicial system should vote for the Republican Party.
“If you cherish the separation of powers, you need to reject the Biden-Harris ticket come November 3rd re-elect President Donald Trump and we can stand by that separation of powers in a nine-seat Supreme Court,” he said.
He also believes the same Americans who voted the Trump administration into power during the 2016 general election will help give President Trump another four years in public office.
“President Donald Trump has launched an everyday movement of Americans from every walk of life,” he said in a video shared on Twitter. “I have every confidence that the same Americans that delivered that historic victory in 2016 [will return him to the Oval Office and] … I think that movement of Americans has only grown stronger in the last four years.”