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Vice President Mike Pence shared a video on Twitter Monday about farmers that appeared to take direct aim at 2020 Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who belittled the profession in 2016.

Bloomberg told a room full of people at a 2016 business forum that he “can teach anybody … to be a farmer.” After the comment re-surfaced on Twitter Feb. 14, Pence tweeted out a video Monday praising the profession.


Bloomberg said while speaking to the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School that “it’s a process” and “you could learn that.”

“It’s a process,” Bloomberg said in 2016. “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs.”

The video Pence shared is from a 2013 Ram Trucks advertisement that aired during the second half of the Super Bowl in 2013. The voice is that of conservative radio broadcaster Paul Harvey, who delivered it in 1978.

“‘I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild,’” Harvey said in the video Pence shared. “‘Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.’”

“So God made a farmer.”

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  • Kevin says:

    God sent his only son Jesus too. Repent and believe with your whole heart the Jesus is Lord. Time is short. Seek him while he may still be found.

  • Michael T says:

    Doomberg doesn’t know a Lathe from a CNC machine.
    There is more than a crank to running a lathe.It can take months, to years to become a top notch operator. CNC machines were developed for people of his low mental capacity. Insert the raw metal, push a button and wait to inset the next piece of metal. There, the real skills are the programmer, and the machine tool repairmen. Two more jobs that he could never master.

  • Matt says:

    Bloomberg is the kind of idiot who figures that if someone can do something, then it must be easy to do.

    Scott Adams, the cartoonist and business author has explained this type of flawed thinking in his list of logical fallacies.:-

    ExampIe: If you have the right tools, how hard could it be to generate nuclear fission at home?

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