Former Vice President Mike Pence made a claim about an exchange he allegedly had with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Twitter users are not buying it.
During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Pence explained, “I’ve stood closer than I am to you and looked Vladimir Putin right in the eye and told him things he didn’t wanna hear.”
Pence added, “If you think he’s going to stop, if he captures Ukraine, in re-establishing the old Soviet sphere, you’ve got another thing coming.”
When asked if he believes Putin would go to Poland, Pence did not appear sure.
However, he suggested other countries would be at risk.
Watch Pence’s comments below:
Pence: I looked Vladimir Putin straight in the eye and told him things he didn't want to hear. pic.twitter.com/HdhPYjXeZQ
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 22, 2023
As Mediaite noted, it is unclear what exchange Pence was referring to.
It appeared Twitter users were not believing a single word.
Comedian Lisa Curry wrote, “Pence to Putin: ‘How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?'”
Pence to Putin: “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” https://t.co/4CJX5dotRR
— LISA CURRY (@lisa_curry) February 22, 2023
Political commentator Brian Normoyle tweeted, “There are many things Mike Pence has never done in his life. Chief among them is look Vladimir Putin in the eye and tell him anything of consequence, let alone things he didn’t want to hear. What a weird lie to tell.”
There are many things Mike Pence has never done in his life. Chief among them is look Vladimir Putin in the eye and tell him anything of consequence, let alone things he didn’t want to hear. What a weird lie to tell. https://t.co/xg7lMApkph
— Brian Normoyle (@BrianNormoyle) February 22, 2023
One user wrote, “Of all the things that never happened, this never happened the most.”
of all the things that never happened, this never happened the most https://t.co/8KeEGdZydn
— shauna (@goldengateblond) February 22, 2023
Another said, “Sure, sure.”
Sure, sure. https://t.co/FvtloJrU3w
— Christina Hendriks (@renissance_1) February 22, 2023
Read more replies below:
No one believes this.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) February 22, 2023
— Thomas Ley (@thomas_ley) February 22, 2023
— John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) February 22, 2023
No one believes this😂😂😂 Pence is sharing a dream he had when he stood up to Putin.
— Kiki Melendez (@kikimelendez) February 22, 2023
I am sure that is just what happened too, in little Mikey's mind.
— Penney Driver (@rageinggranny) February 22, 2023
During a speech at the Heritage Foundation in October, Pence warned conservatives against expressing their support for Putin.
“As Russia continues its unconscionable war of aggression to Ukraine, I believe that conservatives must make it clear that Putin must stop and Putin will pay,” he said.
Pence added, “There can be no room in the conservative movement for apologists to Putin. There is only room in this movement for champions of freedom.”
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