While Mike Pence has, at times, displayed the same thin-skinned peevishness as Donald Trump, thankfully his daughter hasn’t picked it up from him. Her response to John Oliver trolling her father is something we could all learn from.
Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte and his wife Karen recently released a children’s book about the family’s pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, called Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.
Proceeds from the book’s sale will go toward charities that help kids with cancer and fight human trafficking.
To troll the Vice President for his notorious anti-LGBTQ views, Last Week Tonight writer Jill Twiss released her own version of the book, A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo in which the lead bunny is gay.
Proceeds from Twiss’ book go towards LGBTQ-friendly charities, such as the Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Even though sales of Twiss’ book skyrocketed past the Pence family’s, Charlotte Pence is taking it all in stride.
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“Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery,” Charlotte Pence said, “In all seriousness, his book is contributing to charities I think we can all get behind,” she added. “We have two books that are giving to charities that are about bunnies, so I’m all for it really.”
Charlotte Pence even celebrated the friendly competition with an Instagram post from Marlon Bundo’s official account:
The caption, which tags John Oliver and Last Week Tonight, reads, “Not gonna lie, I do look pretty fly in a bow tie. The only thing better than one bunny book for charity is…TWO bunny books for charity.”
I think both her father and Donald Trump could learn a thing or two from her mature response.