Mike Pence decided to attend the Super Bowl this year, but rather than make the day about him, Pence decided to go out of his way to pay tribute to two very special Soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend the freedoms that so many people of our people take for granted.
On his way to the football stadium this afternoon, Pence had Air Force Two make a special detour shrouded in secrecy. Shortly later, he picked up two Soldiers who had been horrifically wounded in the war, as a special way to not only pay tribute to these warriors, but show everyone where the priorities of the Trump Administration lies.
Pence landed at the base shortly after noon to meet up with Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan last year, to fly them to the game aboard Air Force Two.
Mannino invited his wife Diane as his guest and Manning brought along his nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Sgt. First Class Charles Stanley.Mannino is rooting for the New England Patriots, while Manning is pulling for their opponent, the Atlanta Falcons.
Pence’s actions speak volumes about the priorities of the Trump Administration, which is a complete 180 of what Americans endured under Obama. Additionally, it is great to see Pence steer the headlines away from Lady Gaga, who tried to turn the Super Bowl into a platform to take a political stance against President Trump.