Trump’s Running Mate: Who Is Mike Pence?

We may have confirmation of Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate. Spoiler: Mike Pence is not a good guy. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is rumored to have decided on Indiana Governor Mike Penceas his potential vice presidential running mate, after much consideration. That could result in a disaster if Pence’s record for PR failures is any indication.

Here are the top five things anyone should know about Mike Pence that could make him a liability on the GOP ticket…

Mike Pence is one of the Koch brothers’ favorite elected leaders. Support from the Koch brothers and conservative donors are a major component in a presidential run, so having the major money people’s favorite guy at your side if you’re new to politics is certainly helpful for campaign cash. Americans for Prosperity has been holding up Mike Pence’s work in Indiana as a paragon of a good governor. Pence’s former chief of staff now runs the Koch’s political group Freedom Partners. Given the fact that the Koch’s have pledged to spend $1 billion in the 2016 election to support conservative candidates, his ties could be an asset to Trump as he realizes his own financial limitations.”*

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  61 comments for “Trump’s Running Mate: Who Is Mike Pence?

  1. Michael Echeverria
    July 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Mike is a mess.

    • NuevaBestia
      July 15, 2016 at 4:57 PM

      Mike is a WASTE.

    • Michael Echeverria
      July 15, 2016 at 4:59 PM

      +NuevaBestia Mike is a big fat mistake.

  2. GettingFatFitter
    July 15, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Pence is (unfortunately) my governor. I am so sorry to everyone who is just
    now learning who he is….

    • Albus Kane
      July 15, 2016 at 2:06 PM

      I heard about him once from the Mad Magazine blog, the Idiotical.

  3. storm deyton
    July 15, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    I was hoping for Gingrich but reading up on Mike I have no problems with

    • Uncharted Media Group
      July 15, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      You must be a bigot then. oh wait you support trump.

  4. Bobby Brady
    July 15, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Oh goody! Trump and Pence can do for the country what Pence did for
    Indiana! (Make it one of the poorest and least desirable states in which to
    work or live. Just above Mississippi on the list of shame).

    • Bobby Brady
      July 15, 2016 at 10:55 AM

      +Daniel Davis Dude, give it up. Nobody is going to believe that I
      deliberately misquoted any statistics (which didn’t change the truthful
      outcome) and then told you how to look them up yourself! You’re really a
      petty little puss, aren’t you?

    • Daniel Davis
      July 15, 2016 at 10:59 AM

      Petty is someone who refuses to acknowledge when they are wrong and resorts
      to “whatever helps you sleep at night”, “dude, give it up”, and “you’re
      really a petty little puss” as a means to get out of an embarrassing
      display of debate.

    • Daniel Davis
      July 15, 2016 at 11:31 AM

      More personal attacks from the self-proclaimed genius!

      And, yes, that really is me. I am mistaken for Mike Myers all the time.

    • Bobby Brady
      July 15, 2016 at 11:42 AM

      +Daniel Davis I was thinking more along the lines of Jerry Lewis. LAYDEE!!!!

  5. 8BitZ0mbie
    July 15, 2016 at 2:39 AM

    You can’t just criticize people because they are white. It’s still racist
    to do so. This really needs to stop. You can’t solve racism by joining it.
    You would be furious if some republican said the same thing about two black
    males and some stereotypical black trait. It’s no different. It’s just an
    unneeded comment that is really detrimental to your cause.

    • Navin W
      July 15, 2016 at 10:50 AM

      Strawman alert!

    • (WxkR)
      July 15, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      You can when white males cling to power based on their race and gender,
      which Trump does. Imagine if Obama referred to a sector of the population
      as “the whites”. Everyone would, justly, cry fault. Not enough people call
      out Trump for that.

    • Vee
      July 15, 2016 at 5:01 PM

      two wrongs does not make a right dude
      And michele did refer to whites on several ocasions

  6. nk kean
    July 15, 2016 at 12:49 AM

    He is handing the presidency to pence for 1 billion dollars, part of his
    plan all along

    • Tyrone Williams
      July 15, 2016 at 7:11 AM

      when Hillary kills him.

    • Marley J
      July 15, 2016 at 12:58 PM

      +Tyrone Williams; Ted Cruz will kill him!!!

  7. Maharshi Desai
    July 15, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Gun control is what would’ve helped at the Nice attack right? Terrorists
    will find a way to attack with what they have access to in France, a gun
    control haven.

    • Aronson, Michael 마익흘
      July 15, 2016 at 12:42 AM

      Wrong video.

    • Obama Phone
      July 15, 2016 at 2:42 AM


    • J Snow
      July 15, 2016 at 2:52 AM

      +Aronson, Michael 마익흘

  8. TheWokenSpirit
    July 14, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    higher minimum wage, college plan, pro choice, and a health care plan. Can
    anybody give me a reason why the orange racist is better than hillary? I
    want to hear some policies. wait, his policies are complete garbage?! yeah,
    I thought so

    • TheWokenSpirit
      July 15, 2016 at 12:43 AM

      +SetoSokotsu still no argument as to why drumpf has better policies? why do
      I sound smug? just because I’m pointing out that you are not giving me an
      argument, you dismiss me because you feel as though I’m giving you
      attitude? I’m waiting….. what policy positions make drumpf better than

    • FeelTheBern 2016
      July 15, 2016 at 12:14 PM

      That’s not clintons plan either, Bernie forced her to go left on college
      and healthcare , Trump is in no way better than Hillary, disregarding
      everything he’s said, strictly based on policy and I’m a conservative
      independent, He’s a joke but Bernie sanders supporters know not only the
      truth about her but the way she cheated and don’t even care to pander to
      our vote, her policies are nothing to be proud of trust me

  9. Mark Kawate
    July 14, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Where is pooperscoop? I need to know Cenks thoughts on the Armenian

    • Anthony Huffman
      July 14, 2016 at 10:33 PM


    • Crimson King
      July 15, 2016 at 3:37 AM

      go away troll

    • suvariboy
      July 15, 2016 at 7:10 AM

      STFU troll!

  10. AJ
    July 14, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    Chris Christie must be on suicide watch.

    • The Night Wanderer
      July 14, 2016 at 10:20 PM

      Close, he’s on weight watchers.

    • DarkEpyon123
      July 15, 2016 at 1:51 AM

      +The Night Wanderer oh. my. god…

      I had to take a moment to collect myself after that one.

    • an260
      July 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      +The Night Wanderer not a fan of body shaming. but it’s alright here,
      Christie sold his spine ever since he dropped out of the race

    • Adam Cohen
      July 15, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      Lmao. Chris Christie the most dissed respected man in politics. Get on the
      plane Chris get on the plane go home

  11. callofdutybeast1030
    July 14, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Cenk is going to blame trucks for the nice attack

    • lacountess
      July 15, 2016 at 2:29 AM

      Be a little more insensitive, why don’t you?

  12. jo smith
    July 14, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    this guy makes Trump look even more regressive. Criminal Trump supporters
    love it.

    • June Hendeson
      July 15, 2016 at 12:37 AM

      Jo smith not me no trump for america please

    • Jordan Schnabel (Momomo393)
      July 15, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Woah Trump looking less progressive is something Trump supporters love, how
      weird. Seriously dude just google regressive. This isn’t even political,
      it’s just you having a poor understanding of the english language.

    • MrDelta4444
      July 15, 2016 at 1:56 AM

      you’re becoming a parody of yourself jo smith.

    • Joe Tartaglia
      July 15, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      Criminal Trump Supporters!? wow you are a troll to the fullest extent lmao

  13. Andrew Rooks
    July 14, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    and the bullshit comments….starts……………!!!

    • Ted Reardon
      July 14, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      Cenk denies the Armenian Genocide

    • Andrew Rooks
      July 14, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      1st bullshit comment down 1000000000 to go

    • Nathan Zimmerman
      July 14, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      He’s not the first.

    • Andrew Rooks
      July 15, 2016 at 12:29 AM

      I kno I’m just saying

  14. Channing Helmling-Cornell (donbuster)
    July 14, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Indiana native. Trust me, trump just lost indiana. That’s 19 points going
    the other way, for a 38 electoral pt swing, highly significant.

    • Will Boucher
      July 15, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Pence is my governor and he sucks ooze of a dead wino’s festering balls.

    • Marley J
      July 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM

      Trump just SOLD OUT to the GOP establishment!!!!!

  15. Irving Zisman
    July 14, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    did cenk really just pull out the “white male” card …… (facepalm)

    • Angelo Magdaleno
      July 15, 2016 at 1:58 PM

      is there something wrong with that ? why cant he pick a white man

    • NuevaBestia
      July 15, 2016 at 4:59 PM

      Are you kidding me?

  16. Melissa Vasquez
    July 14, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    “Islam is a religion of peace. This millionth attack should not lead us to
    put any sort of blame on Islam.” – Cenk. There, no need to wait for his
    apologist video.

    • Melissa Vasquez
      July 15, 2016 at 3:12 AM

      +Good Goyim Good, I don’t remember you tho, lol

  17. Wew Lad
    July 14, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Who will cry on air when Trump wins in November?

    a. Jon Iadorola
    b. Chunk Yogurt
    c. Ana
    d. Jimmy Dore
    e. Hannah
    f. Ben Manischevitz

    • Musti
      July 15, 2016 at 3:39 PM

      loooool Chunk Yogurt

  18. Jose Pedraza
    July 14, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Mike Pence is a piece of crap.

    • Amanda McFarland
      July 14, 2016 at 10:53 PM

      Drive by yard signs all the time “fire pence” “pence must go” they have
      been up in Indy for a couple years now. I say go get out of Indy! We could
      get a new governor.

  19. Theo Zuffante
    July 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Sorry I have to….. First

    • ZVPieGuy
      July 14, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      You absolutely did not have to

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