Mike Pence Speaks Out on Decision To Bar Embassies from Flying LGBT Flags

Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration’s decision not to fly the rainbow flag for LGBT Pride Month was the “right decision” in an interview with NBC News on Monday.

“I’m aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies that one flag should fly and that’s the American flag and I support that,” he said.

Pence was asked if he felt like the decision ran “counter” to President Trump’s tweet of support for LGBT Pride Month.

“Look, as the President said on the night we were elected, we’re proud to be able to serve every American,” the vice president said.

Pence said that he and Trump were very passionate about their service to the American people, adding that “when it comes to the American flagpole and American embassies and capitals around the world, having the one American flag fly is the right decision.”