[Ed. note – The exchange with Mike Pence shown in the video above took place in 2011. The gentleman asking the questions about Israel’s nuclear weapons is the author of the piece below. Donald Trump seems to be picking some real doozies. According to a report here, Trump may be considering Harold Hamm, an oil industry mogul who supports fracking, for the job of Secretary of Energy. So consider: between Pence’s devotion to Israel, and Hamm’s philosophy of “drill baby drill,” the elites running America–or most likely a good many of them, at any rate–will probably not have too much to worry about should the idea of voting for Hillary Clinton prove too toxic and nauseating for the majority of voters. Or at least that’s kind of the way it’s looking now. ]
Mike Pence: Leading Member of the “Israel, What Nuclear Weapons?” Flat Earth Society
By Sam Husseini
Last night, Pence addressed the Republican Convention: “And if the world knows nothing else, it will know this: America stands with Israel.”
I’ve heard him say that before.
Being a journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area, I try to ask tough questions of political figures when I can. Perhaps my favorite question is some variation of “do you acknowledge that Israel has nuclear weapons?” I’ve asked this of many political figures and virtually none have given me a straightforward response.
But the most surreal — almost comical — response came from Donald Trump’s VP pic, Mike Pence, in 2011 (see video above). At the time, he was a congressman and vice-chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.
Suggestions for Trump’s Acceptance Speech (Satire)
By Ariadna Theokopoulos
I regret the delay—due to personal reasons – in bringing these suggestions to Donald Trump’s attention earlier. Only a few short days remain before his official acceptance of the Republican party’s nomination as their candidate for the presidency of the US. His acceptance speech will be of capital importance, as it will outline his program to “make America great again,” to “make America work,” and to “make America safe.”
These are lofty ideals and ambitious goals but so far they are only bare bones that need to be fleshed out with a convincing, concrete plan. It is the key weapon with which to crush Hillary.
I have given his goals careful thought with a view to suggesting feasible and effective measures that are also uniquely consonant with his talents and past experience and bear the unmistakable imprint of his personality. They cannot be plagiarized because I made his ‘signature’ inimitable.
I hope these brilliant (if I say so myself) suggestions reach him in time to be included in his acceptance speech.
Here they are in no particular order: