The rumors and speculation are now put to rest, as Donald Trump has officially named Indiana governor Michael Pence as his running mate in the 2016 presidential election. This is a big deal for several reasons, the least of which being that their logo is something a graphic design major totally didn't think through before bringing it to the campaign. Plenty are taking to their social media accounts to voice their opinions about the Republican frontrunner and his choice for a VP pick. And, hey: Celebrities have opinions, too, and they're just as mesmerized (and horrified, and enthralled) by Trump's campaign as the rest of us.
Rachel Maddow stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to discuss the tragic terrorist attack in Nice, as well as the 2016 presidential election and, specifically, the prospective running mates for both Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Maddow lays it all out for Late Night viewers: Pence may be unfamiliar to those outside of Indiana, but make no mistake, the dude makes someone as notoriously conservative and right wing as Michele Bachmann look like a free love-preaching hippie.
Elsewhere, celebrities have been chiming in on Trump's VP choice and his presidential run on both sides of the aisle. Patton Oswalt paints a desperate picture indeed of the scene that could be potentially unfolding at Chris Christie's house, as Christie, a Trump supporter and former Republican presidential candidate himself, seemed to be vying for the job.
Springsteen's "The River" plays. Chris Christie reaches for the vanilla Oreos. Pauses. Looks in mirror. Punches mirror. Eats Oreos. Weeps.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 14, 2016
Chelsea Handler is...not wrong. (Pence is perhaps best known for pushing a law that threatened LGBTQ rights based on his belief that supporting and protecting the rights of LBGTQ citizens would impede on the "religious freedoms of the faithful.")
Donald Trump picks Mike Pence as his VP, expanding his base to 3 more homophobic white guys who purchase ammo at Walmart in their pajamas.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 16, 2016
Sarcasm: It's what's for dinner over on Orlando Jones' Twitter feed.
Chrissy Teigen is staying vague with her wishful thinking:
Ann Coulter, not so much.
Again, not wrong.
Mike Pence looks like every man in a Symbicort commercial throwing a frisbee to his dog on the beach.— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) July 14, 2016
An emoji worth a thousand words:
ME: I couldn't detest him more— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) July 15, 2016
TRUMP: *Picks a VP from Indiana*
And a word—or, technically, a handy graphic—from the competition herself: