Once rumors flew that Donald Trump may have chosen Indiana’s Republican governor, Mike Pence, as his running mate, Ann Coulter asserted that Trump may have committed a political mistake. A Trump supporter, Coulter wrote on Twitter, “Withholding comment until it’s official, but if claims about Pence as VP are correct, boy was I right about this being Trump’s first mistake.”
 
Paul Manafort, who is managing Trump’s presidential campaign, tweeted today that no official announcement is coming until tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET. 
Later, on Facebook, Coulter wrote that Pence has sold out to “left-wing activists.”
Coulter wrote, “First he allowed himself to be portrayed as a right-wing homophobic nut and then — just days later — he sold out to the left-wing activists, anyway.”

 

 

 
She was writing in reference to an Indiana law protecting businesses that refused on religious grounds to serve homosexuals. Even though he signed the measure into law, Pence later asked the state legislature to modify it in the face of widespread repudiation.
 
On Facebook, she wrote:
 
“I won't believe it, until I hear it from the Trump's mouth. Pence is the combo-platter of disaster. He’s all in for corporate America bringing in as many guest workers as they please to replace American workers, tried to sell the monster amnesty as a "compromise bill." (How about this compromise: We start with a wall...) He also somehow managed to tick off both sides in gay marriage debate. After his state passed a law passed protecting Christians from having to participate in gay marriages, all hell broke loose. Pence thought to himself: 'I have semi heading for me. Should I just stand here? Yes, I think I’ll just stand here!' First, he allowed himself to be portrayed as a right-wing homophobic nut and then -- just days later -- he sold out to the left-wing activists, anyway.”
 
Coulter wrote that former boxer Mike Tyson — who was incarcerated for three years after a rape conviction — or her even next-door neighbor would be better than Pence. “I hope Pence is not true,” she wrote.

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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