Americans on both sides of the aisle were stunned this weekend when President Donald Trump announced that a top secret meeting between his administration and leaders of the Taliban had been cancelled after the violent fundamentalist group took credit for a bombing in Kabul that left 12 people, including an American soldier, dead.
It wasn't the meeting's cancellation that was a surprise, but that a meeting with the Taliban and the President at Camp David on the 18th anniversary week of the September 11 attacks was ever on the table in the first place.
Soon, reports broke that the Vice President Mike Pence—along with National Security Advisor John Bolton—objected to the idea. It wasn't long before Trump took to Twitter to rail against the so-called false claim from the "Fake News."
Forty minutes later, Vice President Pence retweeted Trump, echoing his sentiments, but something was off.
See if you can spot it.
The willy-nilly capitalization of certain words, the random omission of commas, the all-caps "FULLY" for emphasis...none of it sounds like Pence.
For reference, here are some of his other recent tweets.
The style of writing in Pence's tweet defending Trump may not sound like the Vice President many know and loathe, but it did remind people of someone else who randomly capitalizes and emphasizes.
Could there be another explanation for Pence's Trump-like tweet? Could he just be assimilating to Trumpian standards?
Either way, the moral of the story is...
Curiouser and curiouser.
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