Vice President Mike Pence and former Attorney General Eric Holder are fighting on Twitter about how great America is.
“When I hear these things about let’s ‘Make America Great Again,’ I think to myself, exactly when did you think America was great?” Holder asked in the clip above. “It certainly wasn’t when people were enslaved. It certainly wasn’t when women didn’t have the right to vote. It certainly wasn’t when the LGBT community was denied the rights to which it was entitled.”
“You know, America has done superb things, has done great things, and it has been a leader in a whole range of things, but we’re always a work in process,” he added. “Looking back, ‘Make America Great Again’ is inconsistent with who we are as Americans at our best where we look at the uncertain future, embrace it, and make it our own.”
Pence fired back on Twitter Thursday. He repeated Holder’s question back to him and posted four images which demonstrated American greatness:
Holder responded to say “America IS great” and “can-and must-be greater still” and the “Make America Great Again” slogan means “YOU think America is not great now-and is backward looking.”
America IS great. And can-and must-be greater still. “Make America great again” means YOU think America is not great now-and is backward looking. America is at its best when we look forward, embrace an uncertain future and make it ours. That is what defines American greatness https://t.co/ASagCEPMZ5
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) March 28, 2019