Vice President Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in a speech


Vice President Mike Pence mentioned his boss in a speech Saturday, and he may not have gotten the reaction he expected.

As he spoke to attendees of the Munich Security Conference, he noted that he was there on behalf of a “great champion of freedom and of a strong national defense.”

“I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump,” Pence said.Pence paused, perhaps waiting for a reaction.The response? Silence.After about five seconds, Pence continued with his speech.

A copy of Pence’s prepared remarks provided by the White House marks an “applause” note after Pence’s greetings line.

The remarks also show “applause” notes for introductions of the American delegation, which included Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Though Pence did give a shout-out to Graham – which was followed by applause – he skipped the intro for Pelosi.