Former vice president Mike Pence’s new energy plan ad came in response to the steep rise in gas prices under Joe Biden.
“In order to win the future, America must have the energy capacity to independently power our economy and lead the world’s energy future,” read the energy plan page on Pence’s campaign website.
“By lifting artificial government restrictions, ending preferences, and encouraging private production of every variety of American energy, President Pence will make certain America leads the world again,” it added.
Pence then reminded voters about the average gas price in 2020 compared to how it is under Biden.
At first glance, it appears Pence is pumping gas in his truck like any normal person:
However, watch it again, and you will notice a few things are off.
First thing, Pence never selects a fuel grade.
Second, his finger isn’t clutching the lever used to pump the gas.
Third, Pence also fails to pay for the gas; there is no credit or debit card.
Political commentator, Pat Gray noted the beeping sound, alerting Pence to what he forgot to do.
“Hey, Pence, that are beeping you are hearing is the sound to select the fuel grade,” Gray helpfully pointed out.
Another Twitter user said Pence was a “psycho” who “can’t be trusted” for not having a bed liner in his truck.
And then this meme was born:
Perhaps Pence needs to rethink his ads, which appear heavily staged and do not connect with average Americans, especially in the age of social media.