President Trump is famous for his blunt and brutal tweets.
Now Vice President Pence is joining in.
When a Democrat senator attempted to attack him, Pence dropped a tweet so brutal you’re going to have to see it to believe it.
It all started when Vice President Pence made the following tweet:
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 14, 2017
Thinking he was being clever, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) snapped back with this tweet a day later:
I'm going to say it – there is real evil in the epidemic rate of lying that is going on right now. This is not normal. https://t.co/ifkV1GWAUH
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 15, 2017
Pence, in a Trump-like fashion, came at the Democrat senator with the following brutal tweet, using the words of former President Obama against him:
You mean like, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."? ? https://t.co/GUpFKhe7pz
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 17, 2017
Pence’s tweet was of course a reference to the famous lie of former President Obama where he stated:
“If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”
It is clear Senator Murphy didn’t expect this sort of response.
The mild-mannered Vice President isn’t known for brutal tweets like this.
But Pence was so right that there is no real response to this.
Former President Obama’s “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” claim was so false that left-leaning PolitiFact dubbed it as the “Lie of the Year” in 2013.
And for good reason.
As explained by PolitiFact:
“The Affordable Care Act tried to allow existing health plans to continue under a complicated process called “grandfathering,” which basically said insurance companies could keep selling plans if they followed certain rules.
The problem for insurers was that the Obamacare rules were strict. If the plans deviated even a little, they would lose their grandfathered status. In practice, that meant insurers canceled plans that didn’t meet new standards.
Obama’s team seemed to understand that likelihood. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the grandfathering rules in June 2010 and acknowledged that some plans would go away. Yet Obama repeated “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” when seeking re-election last year.”
One thing was learned from this exchange, Vice President Pence isn’t messing around, he isn’t someone to challenge to a Twitter debate.
Who do you think won in this Twitter exchange?
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