In an accident so infused with blessed symbolism that it renews our faith that there is a God that loves us and that it is possible that American saint, John Lewis, is already making “good trouble” in the heavens, Mike Pence’s motorcade, and his bus specifically, crashed – lightly – into a dump truck. It is almost so richly beautiful that one questions its truth. But, it’s true.
Vice President Mike Pence was involved in a “minor fender bender” with a dump truck while en route to a campaign stop in Pennsylvania on Thursday, according to a White House pool report. Pence, traveling by a Trump campaign bus, did not appear to have been injured in the crash, which occurred at a “very sharp curve” in rural Allegheny County, according to the report.
The campaign bus did not have any visible damages, though the dump truck’s driver side was “beat up,” the report said. The vice president then switched into a limousine and kept traveling toward a campaign rally in Greensburg.
But that wasn’t the only road trouble for the vice president’s motorcade. A couple of Pence’s motorcycle escort drivers got into another accident in nearby White Oak minutes later, according to the pool report.
There is that old cliche about these people couldn’t run a two-car funeral procession? …
Obviously, these things happen and it’s not on Pence or Trump or whatever. Haven’t we all had fender benders?
But when the fender bender is with a dump truck and one is Donald Trump’s Vice President, and it happens on the day Trump talks about moving the election, while a good troublemaker just danced into heaven, one has to wonder …
Twitter had a field day:
Vice President Mike Pence's campaign bus collided with a dump truck this morning outside Pittsburgh.
I think the only other vehicle that would be more fitting to explain the state of the Trump reelection campaign would be if it hit a garbage truck. pic.twitter.com/90TUoh3Orp 
— James Buchanan (@POTUS_15) July 30, 2020 
So, it’s been an eventful start to this “bus tour” to say the least. Trump campaign bus had a fender bender with a dump truck. Pence abandoned bus and moved to limo. A short while later two motorcycles in the motorcade went down. No injuries reported. Back on the road now.
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 30, 2020 
Pence s campaign vehicle was involved in a crash with a dump truck in Pennsylvania.Investigating police were not able to tell which vehicle was hauling the most garbage.
— Wild Indian (@WildIndian5) July 30, 2020 
SYMBOLISM ALERT: VP Pence ran into a dump truck. pic.twitter.com/WgUFQdobQV 
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 30, 2020 
Two separate crashes happen in Pence motorcade in Pennsylvania this morning, per pool. Vice president uninjured. Trump/Pence campaign bus had a fender bender with a dump truck, and later two law enforcement motorcycles crashed. https://t.co/BuXR5tLloK 
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 30, 2020 
Mike Pence's motorcade has had two crashes in one unfortunate day https://t.co/rKA7hlGGuF  First into a dump truck and then two motorcycle escorts crashed. There’s still time left in the day to collide with a dumpster fire. pic.twitter.com/uAduUPQeRa 
— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) July 30, 2020 
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