08 October 2020

The man in charge of the U.S. Coronavirus Response Team

Via the Political Humor subreddit.


  1. I had to check, since it sounded like an Onion parody.

    Turns out the article was real as was the quote, but it was taken a bit out of context to the article as a whole.

    Here's a quote from the article:
    "In fact, 2 out of every 3 smokers does not die from a smoking related illness and 9 out of ten smokers do not contract lung cancer," Pence wrote. "This is not to say that smoking is good for you. News flash: smoking is not good for you."

    In the op-ed, Pence also urged people to quit smoking.

    Apparently the statistics have also changed since he wrote those numbers


    1. And here's the link to the full citation:


      Thanks for looking this up, Mike. He does say the exact words in the graphic, and we all understand that the argument that most smokers don't die from smoking is disingenuous and misleading


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