Vice President Mike Pence — who has called his Christian faith a “dominant” influence in his life — skipped expressing Christ-like compassion Friday at a jam-packed Texas immigrant detention facility where men in cages shouted that they were hungry and hadn’t been allowed to bathe for weeks.
Pence looked stiff, uncomfortable and almost angry amid the squalor of the McAllen center where conditions are ultimately the responsibility of the Trump administration.
Pence told reporters later that he wasn’t surprised by what he saw, even though the men have to sleep on the concrete floor without mats or pillows — when they can find the space amid detainees pressed shoulder-to-shoulder. Pence blamed Democrats on Twitter for not funding “additional bed space.” Lawmakers, including Democrats, have already approved a $4.6 billion package for supplemental emergency funding. Pence also blasted CNN for pointing out the appalling conditions in the center.
The hashtag “Fake Christian” was suddenly trending on Twitter.
The look of discomfort on @VP 's face comes from the physical exertion of resisting the Holy Spirit convicting his heart for the sins he is willfully ignoring. The epitome of a #FakeChristian pic.twitter.com/aoWXEmFDg8
— Flavortown Antifa (@E_Razmus) July 13, 2019
— S.C (@cns6720) July 13, 2019
Leviticus 19:33,34“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.”Someone remind #FakeChristian @VP. Please. pic.twitter.com/WXWpihNR2r
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 13, 2019
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." – Sinclair Lewis (1935)#FakeChristian
— Curt Flood, Jr. (@curtfloodjr) July 13, 2019
If only Mike Pence could muster the same fake outrage over kids in cages as he does over kneeling football players #FakeChristian
— Joyce Recar (@joyz65) July 13, 2019
— 🇭🇹garde-moi je suis le capitaine à présent🇭🇹 (@jonah_markenzie) July 13, 2019
Mike Pence’s day so far:- Visits one of Trump’s concentration camps- Claims the camp is just fine- CNN films the horrid conditions- Pence attacks CNN for it- #FakeChristian is trending- Mike Pence is going to Hell- It’s still only 4pm
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 13, 2019
Umm, did you see how many human beings were crammed behind that fence? What the hell is wrong with you? #FakeChristian
— Mother Resister 🗽⚖️ (@MotherResister) July 13, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus