It looks like we’ve finally entered the period of cringey campaign videos produced by the same tired consultants who could never lay a glove on Donald Trump during the 2016 GOP primary.
As the consultant class tries to get their candidates to appear like normal everyday people, it often backfires spectacularly.
The latest case in point? This Mike Pence ad!
In the open shot of the ad, Pence steps out of a pickup truck and appears to begin pumping gas. It’s truly hilarious for several reasons.
For one thing, has Mike Pence ever been in the vicinity of a pickup truck before? Let alone a shiny red one like the one in this video?
The next most obvious error in the video is that as Pense appears to be “pumping gas,” the pump itself is beeping at him the whole time because he never selected a fuel grade. He also doesn’t appear to be pulling the operating lever.
Needless to say, the internet has been blown up with hilarious reactions to Pence’s apparent lack of knowledge on how to pump gas. For example, a lot of people have posted photos on social media of President Trump gassing up various sports cars that he’s owned throughout the years, when he used to drive himself around all the time.
Either Mike Pence has forgotten how to pump gas, or he never knew in the first place. You’d think the person running the camera would have noticed, though!
Check out the cringiest campaign ad that we’ve seen so far this year!