20 Most Popular Mike Pence Nicknames

 As the saying goes, a good name is better than riches. However, a great nickname can open doors for you. Just ask Caspar Weinberger, who got the job as Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Defense, thanks partly to a nickname “Cap the Knife” he earned as a cost-saving director of the Office of Management and Budget.

For this article, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular nicknames for Michael Pence, America’s 48th Vice President. Happy reading, and do let us hear your thoughts on it.

Popular Mike Pence Nicknames

Here are the most popular Mike Pence nicknames, the 48th vice president of the United States:

1. Mike Pounce

The nickname “Mike Pounce” was given to Pence by none other than his principal, President Donald Trump. In a speech in Baltimore, Trump, who was making a list of conservative allies, misspoke and called Pence “Pounce.” The ever bubbling internet “pounced” on the faux pas and made unending jokes about it.

2. 46

It is not every day one gets a number as a nickname, but Pence sure has one. Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House Communications Director, is the originator of Pence’s nickname “46”. Scaramucci, also known as “The Mooch,” revealed in a Q&A session on Periscope that he crafted the name out of deep admiration for Pence with hopes that he would become the 46th president after Trump. While that didn’t happen, he might still have a shot in the future. So 47, maybe?

3. Mr. Mum

One of the more interesting bits about Pence concerns rumors that he refers to his wife as “Mother.” While there is no audio or video evidence to support this claim, much of what we know is anecdotal and has helped sustain the nickname “Mr. Mum.” Mum’s the word, literally.

4. Out of the Loop Dupe

Not one of the fancier ones, “Out of the loop dupe,” came about in the aftermath of the special counsel investigating Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Following his claims that former national security adviser Michael Flynn didn’t discuss sanctions with the Russian ambassador during the transition and his explanation for why James Comey was fired as FBI director among others, political commentators suggested that he was either lying or an “out of the loop dupe.” Ouch.

5. Stepford Veep

In her tell-all book on her time at the White House titled “Unhinged,” Former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman referred to Vice President Pence as “the Stepford Veep.” Her words: “Other White House staff referred to Pence as the Stepford Veep, for his worshipful attitude to Trump. The president loved his adoration.” She adds, “No one in his life gazed at him with such adoration, certainly not his wife anymore.”

6. Prop

In a scathing commentary by GQ magazine, Pence was described as “less a vice president and more a prop.” The criticism came following a week that saw him make some blunders, including calling nearly 60 people dying in a Las Vegas mass shooting a “miracle” and his infamous walkout from an NFL game in Indianapolis following players kneeling when the national anthem was being played.


The nickname mocks Pence’s notorious conservative stance against the LGBTQ community. In jest, Pence’s name is often prefaced in public online forums as Mike “LGBBQ” Pence. We’re not entirely sure what it means, but we suspect it can’t be anything good.

8. Hoosier

Before becoming the Vice President – when he was officially named on the Republican Party’s ticket, the Secret Service assigned the codename “Hoosier” to Mike Pence because he comes from the Hoosier State —the nickname of Indiana.

Other Mike Pence Nicknames

Outside of the top 8, here are the rest of the other known Pence monikers that make up our top twenty Mike Pence nicknames. Warning: They are not all pleasant.

  1. The Stolid Hack (GQ)
  2. The Albino RHINO
  3. Dense Pence
  4. Tense Pence (after Trump incited a mob that was screaming for his scalp)
  5. Suspense Pence
  6. Spineless Pence
  7. Sick Pence None the Retcher (Michael R. Burch)
  8. Trump’s Poodle (George F. Will)
  9. Oleaginous House Ferret (Aldous J. Pennyfarthing)
  10. The Human Rubber Stamp (Michael R. Burch)
  11. Uber-Pious Pence (Daily Kos)
  12. Lord of the Flies (after a fly landed in Pence’s hair during his debate with Kamala Harris)

That wraps up the list of Pence nicknames. Are there any you think we may have left out? Do let us know in the comments below.

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