By now, most people are well-aware that Vice President Mike Pence was seated next to the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
The two did not acknowledge each other.
What’s more is that Pence refused to stand when the 22 athletes representing the hermit kingdom were introduced along with their joint-South Korean teammates.
Pence not standing for North Korea caused the far-left women of The View to attack the VP.
From Daily Wire:
On Monday, the women on ABC’s “The View” attacked Vice President Mike Pence by illogically comparing his protest of NFL games due to national anthem protests to him not standing and honoring North Korean athletes during the Olympics.
Leading the charge into sheer absurdity were co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin, who called Pence a hypocrite for not standing when North Korean athletes entered the stadium.
“I thought that Mike Pence said that it was inappropriate to make political statements at sporting events?” Hostin said. “Wasn’t he that guy who walked out of the football game because people were kneeling and not standing?”
The brainiacs on ABC's "The View" think that Mike Pence is a hypocrite for not standing for North Korea's athletes because he left an NFL football game when the players did not stand.
These people are incredibly stupid. pic.twitter.com/vWEKWSK7ym
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 13, 2018
Isn’t that just like them? You can’t make this stuff up.
These women don’t mind when athletes take a knee for America’s national anthem, yet they’re ticked off when the second most powerful man on the planet refuses to stand and clap for a nation that basically holds its people hostage.
More from Daily Caller:
Vice President Mike Pence is steering clear of North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
South Korea hosted an Olympic reception prior to the start of the Games Friday. Pence was expected to sit across from North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam at the head table, but that didn’t happen. Pence stopped by for a quick five-minute visit, during which he greeted everyone at the table with a firm handshake, everyone except the representative from North Korea, according to a Washington Post reporter.
Pence and Kim reportedly avoided making eye contact, according to South Korean media.
At the opening ceremony, the vice president was seated only a few feet from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong, but the two did not interact.
BBC has more:
Who is Kim Yo-jong?
The highest profile member of the North Korean delegation to the Games, she is the first immediate member of the North’s ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-1953 Korean war.
Ms Kim, who is said to be very close to her brother, was promoted to the North’s powerful politburo last year.
She is on a US sanctions list over alleged links to human rights abuses in North Korea.
Ms Kim is thought to be about 30 years old, around four years younger than her brother.
That wasn’t the only Pence Olympic story upon which the media concentrated.
Team USA features two openly gay athletes. Adam Rippon, a figure skater, is being hailed as a ‘hero’ by the left for refusing to meet Pence, who leads the American delegation.
Rippon accuses Pence of ‘funding gay therapy.’ Of course, that’s false.
From Daily Wire:
Openly gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is being hailed as a hero for refusing to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, whom he accused of “funding gay conversion therapy,” despite Pence’s repeated efforts to respond to Rippon’s claims and clear the air.
USA Today called the interaction a “bizarre battle,” and implied that Pence is locked in a feud with an Olympic athlete, even though it seems it’s Rippon who would prefer to stand by an incorrect statement rather than sit down with the high profile official he’s accused — wrongly, according to Pence’s office — of supporting a horrific practice involving electroshock therapy.
“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it,” Rippon told reporters when Pence was announced as the administration’s choice for top Olympic delegate.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]