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Mike Pence Won't Rule Out Nukes In Space

It is really hard to understand how anyone could think putting nukes in space would be a good idea, but here we are.

Vice President* Mike Pence sat down with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa today to talk about some things. The first thing I noticed, but which they did not discuss, was that Pence now wears ridiculously long ties just like Dear Leader does! It's adorable, isn't it?

Pence is also awkward and halting, but sufficiently obsequious toward the Tangerine Tantrum also known as Donald Trump.

The only possible news out of the interview is in this short clip, where Pence absurdly refuses to rule out Nukes in Space. (Yes, you should hear that in a deep announcer voice.)

When asked about deploying nuclear weapons in space, Pence danced around the question, falling back on old Reagan saw about “the principle that peace comes through strength.”

Which begs the question: Does that mean Nukes in Space (cue deep voice and reverb) is something Trump might deploy, particularly given that he is in the process of doing some bizarre voodoo with Vladimir Putin with regard to our longstanding midrange nuclear weapons treaty.

“What we need to do is make sure that we provide for the common defense of the people of the United States of America, and that’s the president’s determination here,” Pence told Robert Costa.

So, Nukes In Space, then?

You be the judge. I'm not sure what micro-portion of Trump voters are hinging their support on a Space Force, violation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, and potential for Nukes in Space but Mike Pence is certainly appealing to them.

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