It’s three years since Mike Pence said he wanted a horse ‘inside’ him and if we have to remember then so do you
In the miasma of news alerts, headlines and tweets in the world of 2020, for today (May 13) and today only, just know one thing – it’s been exactly three years since Mike Pence tweeted enjoying horses a little, uh, too much.
The US vice president and original horse girl was on a trip to Montana in 2017, meeting with business and energy leaders.
As part of his trip, Pence went on a horseback tour of Absaloka Mine with the Crow Nation tribal leaders, Montana Senator Steve Daines Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke.
He tweeted some fairly mundane things, but then came the fabled tweet. He uploaded a photograph of himself wearing a periwinkle grey shirt, cracking a cheery smile as he stands next to a horse.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 13, 2017
“Outstanding afternoon,” Pence wrote, “‘I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse’ – Pres. Reagan.”
Pardon, Pence? What was that now?
And, of course, what was the internet’s main takeaway from that tweet three years on?
can't believe it's been three years since Mike Pence fucked a horse https://t.co/S4UiUx4noA
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) May 13, 2020
Countless Twitter users came together to celebrate the anniversary. With some only just coming across this artefact of Twitter history.
Happy Anniversary to this *immortal* tweet https://t.co/XZyWfeOMuj
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) May 13, 2020
happy Mike Pence fucks horses day https://t.co/xrLeC8JZeO
— arm the homeless (@PotatoOfDestiny) May 12, 2020
Mike Pence confirmed furry https://t.co/zEfZgBHueW
— hockey dad (@bigratboi) May 5, 2020
I cannot believe this is real. https://t.co/zzXLOGbfV5
— GEORGE COOTE (@VeryBigNews) May 13, 2020
An all-time great moment on this app. https://t.co/klNX3h3yEH
— Greg The Yuppie (@GregYuppie) May 13, 2020
What has Mike Pence been up to since?
Well, a few things.
A 2018 report revealed that Pence has played a pivotal role in actions taken by the Trump administration to dismantle civil rights protections for LGBT+ people.
The report alleged that Pence was behind a divisive executive order that aimed to legalise forms of religious discrimination against LGBT people.
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Meanwhile, Pence has openly voiced support for the Trump administration’s decision to bar US embassies flying from rainbow flags, making clear: “It’s the right decision. I support that.”