Former Vice president Mike Pence faced massive boos as he took the stage at the annual NRA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The crowd immediately began booing even before Pence started speaking at the podium.
Pence responded to the boos, telling the crowd, “I love you too.”
Perhaps if Mike Pence had not been taking shots at Trump on trash networks such as CBS and CNN, he would have received a much warmer welcome at the NRA convention.
So Pence should not be surprised by the response, and if he is, he clearly doesn’t understand the power of Trump’s MAGA base.
President Trump was also selected to be the keynote speaker for the convention.
Trump’s speech will come just 24 hours after being questioned for seven hours at New York AG Letitia James’ office over a fraud lawsuit.
Trump’s Team provided the following information from his former appearances at the NRA Convention:
President Trump has continuously supported responsible American gun owners, including his sons Don Jr. And Eric, who are lifetime members of the NRA. President Trump is committed to protecting law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
We are again overcome with grief with the recent senseless school shootings. President Trump said it best at the 2022 NRA Convention, there are “tragedies that should have never happened, let alone even thought about … it is an incomprehensible loss”. President Trump and our team are praying for those impacted by the most recent shooting.
“Every time a disturbed or a demented person commits such a hideous crime, there’s always a grotesque effort by some in our society to use the suffering of others to advance their own extreme political agenda. Even more repulsive is their rush to shift blame away from the villains who commit acts of mass violence and to place that blame onto the shoulders of millions of peaceful law abiding citizens who belong to organizations such as our wonderful NRA.”
President Donald J. Trump, NRA Speech 2022
The problem is not a “gun problem” – it is a mental health crisis. Responsible gun owners should not bear the burden of senseless tragedies carried out by mentally ill individuals. Law-abiding Americans use their firearms for hunting and sport, never to take innocent human lives.
Watch Trump’s speech LIVE below: