Vice President Mike Pence decided to enjoy his Sunday night taking in a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. Or rather, he went to Lucas Oil Stadium for a publicity stunt.
After the national anthem, which featured nearly two dozen members of the 49ers taking a knee to protest police brutality and systemic racism, Pence decided to leave.
Pence then took to social media and threw a temper tantrum regarding the “disrespect for the flag” that the players showed and reigniting the silly argument from POTUS which led to league-wide protests two weeks ago.
The vice president cited the disrespect to “our soldiers, our flag, and our national anthem” as his reason for leaving — despite American tax payer dollars being used to provide extra security for his safety at the event.
Here’s Pence’s rant:
Is it really a surprise that this story happened on the same weekend polls surfaced that show our president with approval ratings at an all-time low? Not at all. When in doubt, fire up the base. That’s the Trump playbook and it’s work yet again.
And of course, Trump took credit for it.