More than an hour before the vice presidential debate had even begun, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) had already schooled Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
At least that’s according to the Republican National Committee, which mistakenly posted a glowing review of the GOP vice presidential nominee’s performance on its website Tuesday evening, long before the debate started.
“Americans from all across the country tuned in to watch the one and only Vice Presidential debate. During the debate we helped fact check and monitor the conversation in real time @GOP,” read a statement on the RNC website. “The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate.”
The RNC also helpfully summed up Pence’s “top moments,” including exchanges on the economy and “Hillary’s scandals” ― none of which had happened. At least, not then.
“Mike Pence made the most of his opportunity to debate Hillary’s VP pick Tim Kaine,” added the statement on the RNC website, since taken down.
In another post published early, but soon taken down, the RNC proclaimed, “It’s Clear Who Lost the VP Debate, Hillary Clinton.”
No pressure, governor!