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Pence Struggles to Explain Why Trump Admin Didn’t Follow Its Own COVID Guidelines

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The vice president who was applauded behind-the-scenes by his opponent’s team as a polished speaker and smooth liar struggled mightily to articulate why he did not follow his own White House’s health recommendations during what became known as a coronavirus superspreader ceremony in the Rose Garden.

“How can you expect Americans to follow the administration’s safety guidelines to protect themselves from COVID when you at the White House have not been doing so?” USA Today’s Susan Page asked Vice President Mike Pence during Wednesday night’s debate in Salt Lake City.

Pence, who was enlisted to lead the Coronavirus Task Force back in late February, calmly delivered a lengthy and convoluted answer, beginning with how Americans have been provided adequate “facts” during the global pandemic, and finishing with a reference to the weighty work of confirming another Supreme Court justice.

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