President Donald J. Trump wished Vice President Mike Pence a happy birthday this morning via Twitter, getting over 26,000 likes and over 5,000 retweets in the first hour.
He wrote, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our great @VP Mike Pence!
VP Michael Richard Pence was born on June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana, to parents gas station owner, Edward Pence, and Nancy Pence-Fritsch.
He married Karen Sue Batten in 1985. They are still married and have three children; Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey.
As a teen, he was a Democrat, according to CNN. However, during the 2010 Value Voter Summit, Pence declared, “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.
He once wrote an essay titled, “Confessions of a Negative Campaigner” in 1991, where he pledged not to use insulting language or air ads disparaging opponents.
Pence is the 48th vice president of the United States. He served as governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017.
On July 15, 2016, President Trump, named Pence as his running mate.
“I’ve said for years, I’m a conservative, but I”m not in a bad mood about it. Let’s be cheerful partisans and happy warriors.” —Mike Pence at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference
“Donald Trump is a good man, and he will make a great president of the United States of America.” — Mike Pence
“I abhor discrimination. The way I was raised was like most Hoosiers, with the golden rule, that you should do unto others what you’d have them do unto you.” — Mike Pence
“I’m a small-town kid who grew up with a cornfield in the back yard and dreaming of serving my country in public office.” — Mike Pence
“I was raised to believe in hard work, in faith, and family.” — Mike Pence
“No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe.”— Mike Pence