Election 2016 Iraq

Trump: Pence is Allowed to Make Mistakes, Clinton Isn’t

One thing Donald Trump's running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have in common is that they both voted for the Iraq war. Clinton has apologized for making that mistake numerous times but her critics, including Donald Trump, aren't going to let it go that easily.

Ordinarily it may be conflicting to attack an opponent for something your just-chosen running mate is also guilty of, but as far as Trump is concerned it was just a mistake.

You see, mistakes are reserved for men only.

"I don't care," he said during a joint interview with his running mate that aired Sunday night on CBS's "60 Minutes." [...]

"He's entitled to make a mistake every once in a while," Trump said of Pence.

"She's not?" Lesley Stahl asked.

"No. She's not," Trump said.

Unfortunately for Trump, we now have video of him of saying "I don't care" about the Iraq war vote.

During last night's joint 60 Minutes interview, Trump repeated the claim that he opposed the Iraq war from the very beginning, but as you probably know that is a lie. Radio show host Howard Stern asked Donald Trump in 2002 if he supported an invasion of Iraq to which Trump said "Yeah, I guess so."

There is no record of Trump vocally opposing the war before it began.

  • muselet

    “No. She’s not.”

    There is literally no way of interpreting that utterance that doesn’t make Donald Trump sound like an ass.

    And he’s going to get 40% (± a bit) of the popular vote in November.

    (This is completely irrelevant, but does anyone else think that photo looks like Donald Trump is in the middle of a heartfelt rendition of “Danny Boy” while Mike Pence silently screams for help?)


    • ninjaf

      Looks to me like he is really just enjoying the sound of his own voice.

      • muselet

        If John Oliver is correct, someone just said Donald Trump’s name out loud.


  • GrafZeppelin127

    Probably the most explicit and direct statement that IOKIYAR ever uttered in public by a R.

  • Georgie

    Here is a headline today:
    White Nationalists at the RNC Don’t Think Trump Goes Far Enough.

    No words.

  • Aynwrong

    At any point, does Pence hop into Trump’s lap and start talking while Trump drinks a glass of milk? That would be perfect. Just don’t anybody ask where Trump’s hand is.

  • Draxiar

    Drumpf has double standards to live up to! I simply can’t understand how any one would cast a vote for this amoeba.

    • Although to be fair, calling him an amoeba is an insult to single cell organisms.

    • muselet

      Back in 2009, Sadly, No! commenter “Jim” pithily observed:

      PROTIP: having a double-standard does not make you twice as good as those of us with only one.