#Donald Trump has come under fire on a daily basis ever since he pulled off his shocking upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November. While Trump has been in the headlines, the pressure is also on Vice President #Mike Pence who is in the difficult position of defending the commander in chief in light of the growing number of scandals hitting the White House.

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Once it became clear that Donald Trump was going to lock up the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention last summer, all eyes shifted onto who would join him on the ticket. The former host of "The Apprentice" tapped Indiana Gov.

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Mike Pence, beating out other reported alternatives like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The addition of Pence added much needed conservative credibility to the team, as Pence was viewed as someone who could help Trump gain popularity with more religious conservatives, as well as those in the mainstream. However, since being sworn into office, Pence's role has been almost nonexistent with the president dominating the news cycle on a daily basis. With constant controversy and scandal hitting back at the administration, Pence has kept a low profile in a possible attempt to avoid the press as well as tarnish his name to salvage his future political career. As seen during the May 19 edition of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, host #Joe Scarborough didn't hold back his thoughts on the vice president.

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While discussing the current scandal linking Donald Trump to Russia, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ripped into Mike Pence, accusing him of being either a "sucker" or a "liar" for being played by the president in public. "We are faced with two options when it comes to Mike Pence," Scarborough told the panel.

"Mike Pence...is either a sucker and a dupe for Donald Trump, being set up that way to go out and lie and lie and lie again, or he's a liar," Joe Scarborough noted, before adding, "there's no middle ground." "If it's the first, I think it’s about time for Mike Pence to go to Donald Trump and say 'if you set me up to be your liar again, I’m walking.'"

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Joe Scarborough's comments stem from reports that claim Mike Pence was not updated on the situation involving the recent firing of former FBI Director James Comey, as well as the current investigation into Russia as it pertains to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. While Trump and Pence doesn't appear to be on the same page, only time will tell in seeing how it all plays out.