A footman servant was never too far behind his Lord and Maser, he had to be close by to serve meals and open and close doors, in short, he had to be at his Lord’s beck and call.
Mike Pence is always by his boss’s side, gazing lovingly at him while he spews nonsense. Pence’s brown nose is testament to how close he is figurately and literally to Trump’s fat ass.
Even though Trump and Pence are joined at the hip, the vice president is desperately trying to keep his distance from Trump’s intensifying Ukraine scandal. Those efforts are going particularly well, Trump deliberately enmeshed his second-in-command in his campaign to exert pressure on the leader of Ukraine. If Trump goes down, so will Pence, Barr, Mulvaney, Pompeo and all the other spineless cowards who are covering up for him.
When the shit hit the fan and the news of the Zelensky call broke, Trump told reporters:
“I think you should ask for VP Pence’s conversation, because he had a couple of conversations also.”
Trump rewarded Pence for his obsequiousness by throwing him under the bus.
NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard asked Pence several times if he was aware the Trump administration was delaying aid to Ukraine to pressure Ukrainian President Vlodomyr Zelensky to go after Biden. A simple “yes” or “no” would have sufficed, but Pence filibustered and otherwise avoided answering the question.
Nothing illustrates Pence’s futile attempt to distance himself from Trump’s Ukraine scandal that his exchange with Hillyard.