It didn’t go well.
Pence boasted that the Trump administration didn’t get in any new wars.
“That’s Peace through Strength,” he tweeted:
I’m proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is the first in decades that did not get America into a new war. That’s Peace through Strength. pic.twitter.com/uiSNxi67aT
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 18, 2021
But as Pence’s critics quickly pointed out, the Trump administration is currently in a losing battle with the coronavirus, which has sickened nearly 24 million and killed close to 400,000 Americans.
There’s also another issue: Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month in a violent and deadly insurrection egged on by the president that turned the halls of Congress into a virtual war zone.
That violence, and the threat of new violence, has led to a massive military presence in Washington, D.C., ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden this week.
Twitter users offered up some corrections to Pence’s claim:
Does someone else want to tell him? Or should I?
We've been at war for 11 days.
And he and Donald Trump cannot leave soon enough. https://t.co/8tAk33JJ1G
— Rochelle Riley (@rochelleriley) January 18, 2021
Instead we killed nearly 400,000 Americans https://t.co/CRgxo5UQbP
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) January 18, 2021
They went to war with America https://t.co/8BKQkKtzAs
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 18, 2021
— Stephanie Brumsey (@SABrumsey) January 18, 2021