Donald Trump hasn’t given Mike Pence much responsibility in his administration. In fact, most of the biggest projects inexplicably go to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, though, the president put Pence in charge of the White House Task Force.
The results have not been good. This week, the US hit over 300,000 deaths from the illness and has the highest COVID death rate in the developed world Still, on Friday, Pence and his wife will be among the first Americans to receive the new Pfizer vaccine.
During his Thursday night broadcast, Jimmy Kimmel mocked Pence and discussed the only vaccine he should be offered. “Speaking of cold, white stuff,” he began, “Mike Pence is expected to get his first of two Pfizer shots tomorrow.”
Kimmel continued, “I guess the thinking is, if it’s good enough for America’s First Karen, it should be good enough for the rest of them too. But this is exciting for Mike Pence. Getting vaccinated is the only time Mother ever does shots with him.”
The host then reminded his audience of a June speech where Pence declared there would be no second wave. “We’ve slowed the spread,” Pence remarked, “we’ve cared for the most vulnerable, we’ve saved lives, and we’ve created a solid foundation for whatever challenges we may face in the future.”
Kimmel ended the segment, “So maybe save that dose for someone else. The only cure Mike Pence should get right now is a bottle of Clorox and a heat lamp.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.