Vice President Mike Pence is leading the U.S. delegation in South Korea at the Olympics. He’s already earned some attention for being attacked by men’s figure skater Adam Rippon, an openly gay athlete who wrongly accuses Pence of being for ‘gay conversion therapy.’ Both Rippon and freeskier Gus Kenworthy continued the attacks at the Olympic opening ceremonies, with Kenworthy writing “I’m so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence” with the hashtag #TeamUSGay. Pence responded in typical classy fashion, saying he was supportive of “ALL our athletes.” But those on the left weren’t quite finished with Pence yet.
Phillip Bump of the Washington Post posted a gif of Pence with Kim Jong Un’s sister sitting right behind him during the opening ceremonies.
Kim Jong Un's sister with deadly side-eye at Pence. pic.twitter.com/I0TTX1zI2L
— Philip Bump (@pbump) February 10, 2018
Now most normal people might have a few reactions to that picture.
That it’s pretty remarkable to have Pence so close to the representative of North Korea. Not just for historical reasons. But also because North Korea has a nasty habit of stealth killing people when they get close to them. Case in point: her brother Kim Jong Un killing her other brother, Kim Jong Nam.
So it’s a bit troubling that she’s actually allowed to be that close to him.
But that isn’t the reaction that those on the left had.
So these people would rather support the representaive of perhaps the worst dictatorship on Earth, who starves its citizens, disappears and kills people and locks up people in actual concentration camps?
She’s preferable to them rather than Pence. They’d rather she “push” Pence or that her look actually could kill him? That’s pretty twisted and sick.
People called them out on it.
Are they likely to learn anything? Probably not.
But it’s pretty sad when their hatred of Pence is so bad that they disregard all reality.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]