In the immediate wake of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, Norwood University became a Twitter trending topic in the U.S. Thing is, the academic institution invoked by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) prior to answering question No. 1 doesn’t exist.
Norwood University, a fake university Mike Pence made up, is trending on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/7rryjCDuQc
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 5, 2016
Pence was referring to Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia—the host of the VP debate. He got the “wood” part down, at least.
“Thank you to Norwood University for their wonderful hospitality,” he said. “It’s deeply humbling for me to be here.”
— CNN (@CNN) October 5, 2016
— #WAM™ (@adammull) October 5, 2016
Did pence just call us norwood university lol
— Jenna (@jennamarshall57) October 5, 2016
Hey, at least it’s better than that time Al Gore made a dad joke when debating former NFL quarterback and Bob Dole running mate Jack Kemp: “If you won’t use any football stories, I won’t tell any of my warm and humorous stories about chlorofluorocarbon abatement.” Zing!