Vice President Mike Pence decided to tweet out a photograph of White House interns, and it’s interesting because it inadvertently highlights the lack of diversity in the Trump administration. It’s the whitest picture ever considering that nearly half of millennials are people of color. Still, Pence tweeted that it is an “inspiring group!” “Great work by the Fall 2017 Page Class, who graduate this week and will return to their homes across the country,” Pence tweeted. “Spoke with them about their work on the Hill and what they plan to do to help our Nation in the future. Inspiring group!”
Great work by the Fall 2017 Page Class, who graduate this week and will return to their homes across the country. Spoke with them about their work on the Hill and what they plan to do to help our Nation in the future. Inspiring group! pic.twitter.com/ym9oVE41rH
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 24, 2018
Twitter users pounced.
It’s like a mashed potato sandwich with mayo on Wonder Bread.
— Ryan Geis (@20SidedGeis) January 24, 2018
everyone is white. i am not inspired.
— saam (@raidersk11) January 24, 2018
so much whiteness
— 👩🏻🎤 Wendi Dunlap 🎶 (@litlnemo) January 24, 2018
Wow, look at all the diversity in that group!
— Martin J. Keane (@CanesLawMarty) January 24, 2018
Quite a multicultural group you got there buddy.
— Todd Hoyer (@ToddHoyer) January 24, 2018
Nice to know that your idea of “our future” contains no people of color.
— Juan Parra (@j_parrita) January 24, 2018
So Stephen Miller is picking pages now?
— ShelterfromtheStorm (@NoamanB) January 25, 2018
Wow the diversity is overwhelming……
— Ektaa (@edutty27) January 24, 2018
Now I understand what you mean by WHITE House!
— Mark DeVoe (@GOPleasestop) January 25, 2018
They look like they’re all from Norway.
— Buck4itt (@buck4itt) January 26, 2018
I didn’t realize pages only came in one color.
— Wonderfully Made (@embraceallllc) January 25, 2018
Republican voters are largely white and older and that shocks no one ever. The Trump administration has not been inclusive and Pence’s photo confirms that. The changing demographics in our country are not displayed in the Vice President’s photo. It’s almost as if the GOP has a problem with race.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is rage tweeting about Jay-Z.
Image via screen capture.