Trump claims credit for Pence’s moronic $250k+ publicity stunt

Source: USA Today

“Amid criticism over Vice President Mike Pence’s truncated visit to an NFL game Sunday, President Donald Trump said the trip was ‘long planned’ in a tweet Monday. Pence left the San Francisco 49ers-Colts game in Indianapolis after several 49ers knelt during the national anthem, a move many saw as a political gambit. … Pence’s trip on Air Force 2 — which doesn’t take into account logistics on the ground like Secret Service — cost about $242,500, according to an estimate from CNN published on Monday. Pence flew from Las Vegas to Indianapolis before he headed to a fundraiser in Southern California. … Trump followed with a tweet that said he asked ‘Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled.'” (10/09/17)