Members of the left blew a gasket Thursday after a hot mic captured Vice President Mike Pence issuing a quick quip at the World Holocaust Forum in response to a question from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A video clip captured by Jacob Kornbluh of the Jewish Insider shows Netanyahu greeting Pence and his wife at the forum and then asking him an inaudible question.
“We are contending. He’s unstoppable,” the VP replies, presumably referring to President Donald Trump. “Like somebody else I know.”
Hot mic: In chat at start of World Holocaust Forum, Pence and Bibi chat about impeachment. “We are contending. He’s unstoppable,” Pence tells Bibi about Trump. “Like somebody else I know.” pic.twitter.com/Hi1UuryMau
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) January 23, 2020
The clip attracted immediate backlash from the “woke” crowd, who seemed to take issue with Pence daring to respond to Netanyahu’s question with a lighthearted remark.
Their anger appeared to center mainly on the fact that Pence dared to make the quip while at the fifth annual World Holocaust Forum. Apparently, they view the quip — but not the blatant antisemitism perpetrated by Democrats — as being insensitive to Jews.
View some of the anger below:
At the world holocaust forum?
— Luckyangel (@Luckyangeltoo) January 23, 2020
He’s so gross
— ??????? (@ShellyusaShelly) January 23, 2020
— Andrew Bisharat (@EveningSends) January 23, 2020
What the hell?!
— Bryn Adamson (@brynadamson) January 23, 2020
— RoseSerranoNYArtist (@RoseSer38526924) January 23, 2020
Mike Putin er I mean Pence makes me feel uncomfortable, so awkward and creepy.
— Mo (@eatinghouses) January 23, 2020
Mikey will have to answer to God in the end.
— Verity (@Verity58584116) January 23, 2020
It’s not clear what “Mikey will have to answer to God” for …
The Trump administration has done more for the Jewish people than any other administration in American history by, among other things, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Moreover, both the VP and the president are on great terms with Netanyahu, who happens to be the leader of the world’s only Jewish state.
In fact, some of the anger from the “woke” left centered on the chummy relationship between the three men.
— Basqueing Snark (@Basquerading) January 23, 2020
Birds of a feather, flock together: Bibi’s indictment & Trump’s Impeachment.
— SEEngle (@SEEngle7) January 23, 2020
Crooks hanging together, crooking.
— Liddle’ Robin (@rbnjne) January 23, 2020
Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are the democratic world’s Axis of Corruption.
Trump in the West with his attempt to rig an election and profit from his presidency. And Bibi in the East with his bribes.
That men like these are commemorating Holocaust victims makes me sad. pic.twitter.com/BTZFkBb5w9
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) January 23, 2020
The corruption on both sides of this conversation is Sickening
— L.P (@LeVanPop) January 23, 2020
The stench of corruption is overwhelming. These people make me physically sick.
— Ava (@avavroche) January 23, 2020
Much like his U.S. counterpart, Netanyahu has faced endless smears and accusations — and is now contending with his own “impeachment” of sorts.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a set of long-running corruption cases, throwing his political future into doubt and heightening the uncertainty and chaos surrounding Israel’s fitful, yearlong struggle to choose its next leader,” The New York Times reported in November.
Like Trump, who faces allegations of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of justice” here in the States, the Israeli PM has been fervent in labeling the campaign against him a “coup.”
“This is what they call a personal investigation — a personal investigation on steroids,” he said after his indictment last year. “They’re spilling my blood, and the blood of my wife and children. I will not allow lies to win. I will continue to lead this country, according to the letter of the law.”
Dovetailing back to Thursday’s forum, Pence used his time at the podium to urge the world to “stand” against the growing tides of antisemitism sweeping not only left-wing-dominated countries in Europe but left-wing dominated cities here in the states.
He also urged the world to stand especially “strong” against the world’s leading sponsor of antisemitism, Iran.
“We must … stand strong against the leading state purveyor of anti-Semitism, against the one government in the world that denies the Holocaust as a matter of state policy and threatens to wipe Israel off the map,” he said. “The world must stand strong against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Democrats appear to disagree with this stance, as evidenced by their recent decision to block a House resolution that would have condemned the rogue regime for killing its own citizens and orchestrating the “accidental” downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, which led to the deaths of an additional 176 people:
Democrats just blocked a resolution to condemn Iran for killing 1,500 protestors & 176 civilians on board the plane they shot down
Yet they’re perfectly fine with condemning Trump for killing Soleimani—someone responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 15, 2020
But instead of listening to and heeding Pence’s words, the left responded to his speech by touting conspiracy theories about how Prince Charles had allegedly snubbed him.
The theories were based on the following video:
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a snub so blatant as Prince Charles taking half a glance at Mike Pence and being like: “Not today, Satan.” pic.twitter.com/9hZhj7UbEm
— Charlotte Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) January 23, 2020
If you look closely, it’s clear Pence never offered his hand for a shake. Instead he kept his hands by his side the whole time and then gently tapped Charles on the shoulder after he’d passed him. But this hasn’t stopped the left from conspiracy theorizing, as usual.
However, the VP’s press secretary, Katie, has already confirmed for anybody who’s blind that the theories are clearly false:
— Katie Waldman (@VPPressSec) January 23, 2020
— Katie Waldman (@VPPressSec) January 23, 2020
Of course, members of the fact-free left don’t believe her.
Whatever. Can’t believe anything coming from the GOP
— CynthiaIsResisting (@T1856Cyndy) January 23, 2020
Facts — what are they good for? Absolutely nothing to a liberal Democrat, it would seem …
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