VP Debate 2020: Pence accuses Biden of plagiarism, Internet asks, 'have you seen Trump's and Obama's speeches'

'When Pence said Joe Biden knows a thing of 2 about plagiarism I almost high-fived my TV!,' a user tweeted


                            VP Debate 2020: Pence accuses Biden of plagiarism, Internet asks, 'have you seen Trump's and Obama's speeches'
Joe Biden and Mike Pence (Getty Images)

The much awaited Vice Presidential debate has begun. Both candidates are sitting on a desk with plexiglass attached to their desks. While everyone still is discussing the chaotic September 29 debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, this debate started on the topic of the ongoing global pandemic.

Pence was asked about the death toll in the US due to the coronavirus and why it was higher than any other wealthy country. The vice president's reply was, "Our country has gone through very challenging times this year. But I want the American people to know that from the very first day President Donald Trump has put the health of Americans first."

"Before there were more than five cases in the United States, all people who returned from China, President Donald Trump did what no other American President has ever done, he suspended all travel from China – the second largest economy in the world. Joe Biden opposed that decision." He continued, "I can tell you, having led the White House coronavirus task force, that decision alone by President Trump bought us invaluable time to stand up to the greatest national mobilization since World War II. And, I believe it saved hundreds and thousands of American lives."

At one point in the debate, Pence also said, "The reality is when you look at the Biden plan, it reads an awful lot. What President Trump and I and our task force have been doing every step of the way. Quite frankly, when I look at their plan, it talks about advancing testing, creating new PPE, developing a vaccine – it looks a bit like plagiarism, which is something Joe Biden knows a little bit about."

This comment of Pence was discussed on social media. One user said, "Pence: 'Joe Biden's plan for Covid-19 sounds like plagiarism to me' That would require your administration to have any semblance of a functional plan, sir." Another stated, "When Pence said Joe Biden knows a thing of 2 about plagiarism I almost high-fived my TV!"

One user observed, "For Pence to say that Joe Biden is known for plagiarism..lol have you seen Trump's and Obama's speeches? What a joke." Another said, "I'm enjoying Mike Pence. The vice president is doing a phenomenal job. He is professional, is dignified, he is honest, he is well-spoken. And I love that he zinged Joe Biden on his long history of plagiarism."

A user said, "So does Melania. Trump's whole MAGA rhetoric is 'borrowed' from Reagan." One said, "Mike Pence just won the first round by KO with that plagiarism roast of Joe Biden.” Another commented, “In the interest of full transparency (which apparently is the philosophy of the Trump White House) I have been vocally scoffing since Pence sleazily threw shade at Joe and plagiarism."

A user claimed, “Mike Pence just plagiarized a former tag line on camera after stating Joe Biden knows a little about plagiarism." Another said, "But that's not the point is it? Pence needs to land with the common American, a majority of which will not have researched Joe Biden's plagiarism, which is why his comment won't land."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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