Over the weekend Donald Trump announced his running mate would be Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana. I didn't like the pick at all — here are five reasons why.
First, Pence is (or was) pro-amnesty. Long time Trump backer and anti-immigration advocate Ann Coulter was not pleased with the Pence pick, calling it "Trump’s first mistake.”
Second, there’s Pence’s anti-LGBT history. Trump had made significant gains within the LGBT community after Orlando and I can’t help but feel he may have given some of that back with the Pence pick.
Pence has called being gay a choice and said keeping gays from marrying was not discrimination, but an enforcement of “God’s idea.”
Third, Pence is for free-trade and Trump is clearly not. Trump has called NAFTA the worst trade deal in the world and suggesting its successor the TPP will be a disaster as well.
However, Pence voted for every trade deal in his 12 years in Congress and tweeted his support for the TPP in September 2014.
WATCH to see the other reasons I think this pick was a bad idea — and the little known connection between Mike Pence and another disastrous V.P choice from the recent past...