Like many young politicians, Mike Pence was a slick lawyer on the rise to the top. He was smart, popular and had the world as his political playground. But then, tragedy struck. Well, it wasn’t really a tragedy since Pence is responsible for it all. Looking back at campaign records from 1990, you can see Pence used political donations to pay off his home mortgage. Is Donald Trump involved in anything similar today?
MIKE PENCE, DONALD TRUMP LOVE SCANDALS
Why is there always a scandal surrounding M. Pence and D. Trump? They just can’t seem to get away. As we just explained, Pence used political donations in 1990 to pay credit card bills, the mortgage on his residence, groceries, car payments and even golf tournament fees.
The craziest part is this wasn’t illegal at the time. However, it definitely doesn’t look good in the eyes of voters, Mr. Pence. But in a way, it helped him forge a new relationship with Trump.
MIKE PENCE SCANDAL HELPS HIM WIN WITH DONALD TRUMP
After the scandal, Mike Pence went into a long and fruitful remorse period. Over this time, the voters seemed to forget about everything and Pence morphed into this apologetic, symbol of wholesome values. That turned out to be the perfect running mate for Donald Trump as it counteracted his bombastic personality. But still, the nation will always remember Pence’s shaky history.
DONALD TRUMP TRIED TO FIX MIKE PENCE PUBLIC IMAGE
It wasn’t an easy task but when Trump picked Pence as his running mate, it seemed history forgot about the big 1990 scandal. In his defense, he did not break the law at the time. However, since then, there are new rules in place that ban the personal use of funds by each and every candidate. Pence continues to play the wholesome, apologetic guy who incorporates religion into his campaign. But he permanently damaged his public image. Not even Trump can fix that.