It would be that in an exposé of Vice President Mike Pence, it's a reported comment from President Donald Trump about his veep's views that's putting the president right back in the hot seat.
A new New Yorker story, "The Danger of President Pence," dug out incredible details about Pence's history, his rise to the vice presidency, and his relationship to Trump. Toward the end of the lengthy piece, author Jane Mayer reported on what Trump thinks about his political partner.
The last part about gay rights was picked up as especially cruel, and not at all funny. Chelsea Clinton, who has called out Trump before (and before that), was quick to reprimand the president about having a little basic decency.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 16, 2017
Others chimed in to share how upsetting it is to hear the president speak about the gay community in such a violent and flippant manner.
Wow. Our president has a sense of humor about our VP wanting to kill gays. "He wants to hang them all" then LOL. How is this defensible? https://t.co/hn1BtK60vL
— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) October 16, 2017
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) October 16, 2017
Trump said that Mike Pence wants to “hang them all.” All gay people. Are we snowflakes for not wanting to be led by men who want to kill us? https://t.co/JSWLlmCiPQ
— Glennon Doyle (@GlennonDoyle) October 16, 2017
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) October 16, 2017
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 16, 2017
a lot of fatigue going on but trump joking about pence hanging gay people is beyond. impeach
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 16, 2017
As this is one of countless inappropriate, cruel, and inhuman comments Trump has uttered, the fear is that the revelation isn't likely to change anything — or even get noticed much beyond today's tweets.