'Deliver us from evil Knievel': Mike Pence mercilessly mocked for motorcycle photo op
Former Vice President Mike Pence decided to make a splash at an event in Iowa on Saturday by posing with a motorcycle.
Pence was reportedly the only 2024 presidential contender who participated in the morning motorcycle ride for charity that is a staple of the event. He wore jeans, boots, and "a leather vest with patches that said 'Indiana' and messages supportive of the military," according to the Omaha World-Herald.
"The former Indiana governor, who has made frequent trips to Iowa over the past year, is expected to launch his long-anticipated campaign at an event in Des Moines on Wednesday," the outlet reported.
"I'll be back a little later next week," Pence said to the crowd, according to the report. "I don't have anything to announce today."
Pence joked about what "lane we're going to be staying in today," but the real joke came after the event, when photos of Pence on a Harley wearing a white motorcycle helmet and a huge smile went viral.
One comedian quickly put up a video mocking Pence, saying he is a politician trying to be "the common man." "Pence is looking like if a glass of milk was a person," the performer said Saturday.
"Looking like a wolf in biker's clothing," he added. "Looking like moved by the holy ghost rider."
"Looking like deliver us from evil Knievel," the comedian said. "He looks like when a lawyer specializes in motorcycle-related accidents."
The Gateway Pundit went as far as to say Pence "is not fooling anyone" by showing up on a motorcycle and wearing a leather jacket.
At least one verified Twitter user jumped to Pence's defense.
"Not that I'm a Pence fan, but he does own a Harley Davidson Streetglide and has rode in several charity rides, including Rolling Thunder the first year as Veep," they wrote.
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