Judd Deere, the Arkansas native White House press aide who’s on record as a gay person defending the anti-gay actions of Donald Trump’s administration, took that defense too far yesterday.

Vice President Mike Pence — whose record is littered with anti-gay belief and policy initiatives as Indiana governor — is OK with gay, Deere suggested on Twitter, because he’ll deign to share a meal with a gay couple. I was going to unload on this but found many, many commentators got there ahead of me.


For example:


There are many more, but you get the idea. For better or worse, Deere’s Tweet hasn’t been taken down.

Huffington Post has more blowback.