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Vice President Slammed For Pic With All-White Pages (Photo)

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Vice President Mike Pence was slammed on social media after sharing a photo with a group of all-white Capitol Hill Pages.

Pence shared the photo alongside the Pages, who were set to graduate the same week.

"Great work by the Fall 2017 Page Class, who graduate this week and will return to their homes across the country," Pence wrote. "Spoke with them about their work on the Hill and what they plan to do to help our Nation in the future. Inspiring group!"

Twitter quickly erupted over the photo, criticizing the vice president for posing only with a group of white pages.

"It's like a mashed potato sandwich with mayo on Wonder Bread," one user tweeted.

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"Nice to know that your idea of 'our future' contains no people of color," another wrote.

"Wow, look at all the diversity in that group," another added.

Some dismissed the backlash against the photos, even going so far as calling it anti-white.

"Notice most of these negative tweets come from a ton of white self-loathing virtue signalers who see everything through the lens of race. Great. I can play that game as well. How much you wanna bet these SJWs all grew up in priviliged upper middle class bourgeois homes and all white neighborhoods? Not a working class face among them," one Daily Mail reader commented.

"Getting a bit fed up with the media's hatred of white people. They should be asking why so few minorities are qualifying for such programs. Liberals would simply lower standards. Conservatives would want to raise standards in underperforming communities," another wrote.

"Among other reasons may be the fact the pay is horrible: $35/working day. Can't live in DC on those wages, unless one rooms with 6 other interns," another pointed out.

Meanwhile, Pence is reportedly set to begin working for a Republican majority in Congress through the 2018 midterm election. The vice president is scheduled to visit the RNC headquarters to meet about the midterms, and will focus on keeping Republicans in both the House and the Senate over the course of the next year.

"We're long on accomplishments and short on getting credit for them right now, and that's what midterms are about," a White House officials told CNN. "And it's our responsibility -- we're not the victim here. The onus is on us to go make the case to the American people that the policies are working."

While at the RNC, Pence will reportedly focus on calling donors, holding meetings and strategizing for the 2018 election. President Donald Trump is also set to campaign for Republicans ahead of the midterms.

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Twitter/VP Mike Pence via Daily Mail, United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons

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