Trump Regime

Pence Extorts CNN to Carry His Daily Briefings

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Cable television networks are airing less and less of Trump's daily coronavirus briefings as the briefings contain fewer and fewer verifiable or true details that are worth airing, but CNN is being pressured by the White House coronavirus task force to continue airing the briefings in full.

Vice President Mike Pence -- who ostensibly leads the virus task force but only when Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner isn't available -- is reportedly refusing to book medical experts on CNN if they don't cover his portion of the daily briefing.

Pence's office, which is responsible for booking the officials on networks during the pandemic, said it will only allow experts such as Dr. Deborah Birx or Dr. Anthony Fauci to appear on CNN if the network televises the portion of the White House briefings that includes the vice president and other coronavirus task force members. [...]

CNN did, however, air the vice president's portion of the briefing Wednesday night.

Regardless, Pence's office has declined to make the nation's top health care officials available to CNN for the last seven days.

Look, I know Pence wants to run for president in 2024, but he can forget.

Pence has the personality of a raw potato and everyone including him knows he's just a convenient connection between the utterly unholy Donald Trump and the religious right. That's the only reason he exists and the only reason he's still on Trump's ticket in 2020.

Pence will be easily defeated in the 2024 GOP primary race by Donald Trump Jr.

  • muselet

    Mike Pence wants more face time on the teevee, which is simply adorable, but I doubt cutting CNN off from actual experts is his idea; something that petty has to have come from the Trump clan.

    Pence might have an edge in the 2024 primaries with the Talibangelicals, since he’s one of them, but it is hard to underestimate the sheer sleaze of Don Jr.

    –alopecia

  • gescove

    “Pence has the personality of a raw potato…” I wish you would stop insulting potatoes! They have WAY more going on than Mike “Don’t I Have A Stern and Commanding Visage When I Stare At North Korea?” Pence.

    • muselet

      Caption for the Pence photo above: Who farted?

      –alopecia