REPORT: Trump Thinks Mike Pence Is A ‘Yokel’ And That The Pence Family Is ‘Low Class’

According to a bombshell report in The Atlantic, a close adviser to Donald Trump said that Trump was “embarrassed” by the Pence family’s desire to bring their family pets with them when they moved to Washington, D.C.

The adviser told The Atlantic that Donald Trump told his secretary that he thought it was “low class” for the Pences to bring their pets to the Naval Observatory.

“He was embarrassed by it, he thought it was so low class,” the adviser said. “He thinks the Pences are yokels.”

From The Atlantic:

When it was reported last January that the Pences would be moving some of their family pets—which include two cats, a rabbit, and a snake—into the Naval Observatory, Trump ridiculed the menagerie to his secretary, according to a longtime adviser. “He was embarrassed by it; he thought it was so low class,” says the adviser. “He thinks the Pences are yokels.”

In January, the Pences had two cats, a rabbit named “Marlon Bundo” and a snake. After one of the cats died in June, the family adopted a new puppy named “Harley” and a kitten named “hazel”.

Trump is the first president in 150 years to not have a pet in the White House.

Trump has reportedly mocked Pence throughout his presidency over the vice president’s far-right views on abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Trump once said that Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported in October.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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