Sealing the Nomination With a Kiss: The Awkward Moment Trump Tried to Smooch Running Mate

Pucker up!

Adding to the RNC convention chaos of technical glitches and Ted Cruz’s divisive speech was the bizarre moment Donald Trump air kissed vice presidential nominee Mike Pence Wednesday night.

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Things got awkward quickly in Cleveland as Trump puckered up for his running mate after Pence made his formal VP nomination acceptance speech. 

The two men shook hands and Trump patted Pence on the back, then the real estate tycoon attempted to give the Indiana governor a kiss on the forehead while his running mate appeared to pull back.

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Twitter lit up after the strange moment occurred.

Trump kiss

— Jo Thornely (@jothornely) July 21, 2016

Quick replay of the Trump/Pence kiss #RNCinCLE

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 21, 2016

Pence leaning away from Trump's kiss to avoid getting an orange stain before his speech #RNCBlooperReel

— Ubiquitous Bdog (@ubiquitousbdog) July 21, 2016

⚡️ “Pence votes no on awkward Trump kiss”

— George W. Hicks (@GQ45) July 21, 2016

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