INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Republican National Committee seems to have accidentally published a story that declared Gov. Mike Pence the winner of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate before it actually started.
“During the debate we helped fact check and monitor the conversation in real time @GOP. The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate,” read the story titled “Who won the presidential debate.”
In the post, the RNC claimed Pence’s top moments in the debate were when he spoke about the economy and highlighted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s scandals.
It said the Indiana governor “made the most of his opportunity” to debate Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.). The article was removed and now goes to a 404 error page. The Hill was able to capture it before it went down.
The RNC even praised Pence’s running mate, Donald Trump, saying “The other clear winner from tonight’s debate was Donald Trump.”