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Published:July 21st, 2016 20:49 EST

The Donald Trump Mike Pence Air Kiss: Awkward, Awkward, Awkward!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Donald Trump`s failed attempt to kiss his running mate on the forehead at the Republican convention has lit up the Internet.


The awkward moment, perhaps due to a collision of New York City social conventions and typical Midwestern reserve, started when Trump went for a handshake with vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. Trump then moved in for a friendly kiss on Pence`s forehead, but the Indiana Governor turned away at that exact moment, resulting in the dreaded air kiss.

Still, Trump remained cool, settling instead for his signature pointing move and giving Pence a thumb`s up."


This awkward moment is only a footnote in a Republican Convention that has turned out to be an unqualified disaster.

From Ted Cruz`s non-endorsement speech, to Melania Trump`s plagiarized speech, to Trump`s penchant for stealing the spotlight from the speakers by uttering nonsense to reporters during the convention, the GOP circus has served to highlight that Trump isn`t ready for prime time.

Donald Trump vividly illustrated that politicians should only kiss babies, nobody, I mean nobody, wants to witness the spectacle of two politicians smooching.

The only kiss I want to see between two politicians is Trump delivering the mafia kiss of death to Ted Cruz.

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