It couldn't be a craven political stunt because who would walk out on Peyton Manning's Retirement Ceremony? Because there was more media attention on Sunday's game since Peyton was being celebrated.
October 9, 2017

Fox News' Brian Kilmeade came up with the most asinine defense of Mike Pence's stunt walking out on the Colts game. It couldn't be a stunt because the so-called vice president really wanted to be there to celebrate Peyton Manning's career.

Trump's BFF's at Fox and Friends started off today's programming trying to gaslight the audience over Mike Pence's obvious PR stunt, in which he coordinated with the so-called president. The Trump/Pence team used the flag and National Anthem as their personal pinatas to support Trump's ridiculous fight with the NFL.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt told her audience that Pence went to celebrate Peyton Manning and then explained what happened next.

Ainsley said, "A lot of 49ers decided they were going to take a knee and they didn't stand so the vice president decides to leave."

Steve Doocy then reads off his tweet.

"I left today's Colts game because the President of the U.S. l will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, flag or our National Anthem."

Trump blew their PR stunt wide open by admitting to telling Pence to leave the game if any players did not stand.

49ers player Eric Reid was very vocal about Pence's performance after the game.

"First of all, does anybody know the last time he’s been to a football game?" Reid asked after the game. "With that being said, he tweeted out a three-year-old photo of him at a Colts game. With the information that I have, the last time he’s been to a Colts game is three years ago, so this looks like a PR stunt to me."

"He knew our team has had the most players protest," Reid continued. "He knew that we were probably going to do it again. This is what systemic oppression looks like – a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts. Again, based on the information I have, that's the assumption that I make."

Kilmeade then jumped in to dismiss player Eric Reed's concerns, "The problem with Eric Reid's philosophy and theory is that you're only going to retire Peyton Manning's uniform once."

See, it's impossible Pence would have been forced to commit the atrocity of walking out of Peyton's ceremony.

He continued, "[Manning] means more to Indianapolis than any single athlete or person, including the governor and former Congressman. He brought them championships, he brought them credibility and he brought them class.

Ainsley agreed, "Great family."

Brian, "That was - so you don't miss that."

So Kilmeade is saying that Trump would be so enamored with Manning that he wouldn't use Sunday's game as a PR stunt because of his career? Really? I know Kilmeade's roll along with Pete Hegseth is to defend Trump at least 99.9% of the time, but this is moronic,

It's called 'scraping the barrel" my friends.

The only person Trump is enamored with is himself. He couldn't care less if Sunday's festivities involved the Pope. He'd still have instructed Pence to walk out and make a scene.

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