Well, this is funny. The Republican National Committee published a blog post Tuesday night declaring that their very own Gov. Mike Pence had won the vice presidential debate.
The only problem? The debate hadn’t started yet.
“The consensus was clear after the dust settled, Mike Pence was the clear winner of the debate,” the post read.
The post—obviously—was taken down pretty quickly, but not before being spotted, and mocked mercilessly, on Twitter:
RNC declares Mike Pence the winner and Hillary Clinton the loser of the VP #debate, which starts in 90 minutes. pic.twitter.com/uuOI9jqTt9
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 4, 2016
Congratulations to Mike Pence on already being declared the winner by the RNC! pic.twitter.com/df0QcXb91Y
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) October 4, 2016