US A Bunny We Can't Refuse! Vice President Mike Pence Introduces Family Rabbit 'Marlon Bundo'

21:50  10 may  2017
21:50  10 may  2017 Source:   Inside Edition

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  VP Mike Pence talks to Pence discusses North Korea, China, border security, and President Trump's first 100 daysCHARLIE ROSE: We're in the East Room, having a remarkable day, a special day for us-- getting a chance to see this magnificent building, feel the patriotism, feel the sense of history here. And we're especially glad now to be joined by the vice president of the United States. Welcome.

Vice President Mike Pence has quite a menagerie of animals, including the cleverly-named rabbit " Marlon Bundo ." Bundo , who is now known as "BOTUS" ( Bunny of the United States), has joined Instagram and will be documenting his White House adventures on the social network

Today, while documenting his flight from Indiana to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration, Mike Pence shared quite possibly the only warm and fuzzy thing we 've ever heard about him: he has a bunny named Marlon Bundo . The Vice President -elect also has two cats: Oreo and Pickle.

Vice President Mike Pence is a well-known family man, but did you know he's also a proud dad to a pet bunny?

Marlon Bundo, the former Indiana governor's black and white rabbit with an Old Hollywood name, has officially hopped into the hearts of America after Pence introduced him to the country Tuesday.

Pence was joined by his wife Karen "Mother" Pence at a ceremony honoring military families, where they introduced Marlon to a thrilled group of kids.

“Marlon is kind of famous because he is the first bunny to ever ride on Air Force Two," Karen Pence said. "And we love Marlon. He's named Marlon Bundo because he's named after a famous movie star, Marlon Brando, and because my daughter got him when she was making a movie in college, and she needed a bunny to be the star. So Marlon — this notoriety is nothing new for him.”

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— Mike Pence (@ mike _ pence ) January 9, 2017. Don’ t be modest: America is already greater again now that we all know there’s a rabbit named Marlon Bundo in D.C. Word is that the Pence family has a pet snake that stayed behind with son Michael .

Pet rabbit " Marlon Bundo ," is carried off the plane of Vice president -elect Mike Pence as he arrives with his wife Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence , at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP).

According to transcripts from the event, Pence asked for a “quiet round of applause” for the rabbit so that he wouldn't get to scared and hop away.

But even before the public debut, Marlon got his own Instagram page, which boasts an impressive 7,000 followers who've borne witness to snapshots of the bunny eating, sitting in a cage and hanging out with the Pence clan.

"The Second Family's pet rabbit, better known to the world as BOTUS," the feed's description reads.

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His debut was a total hit with the kids, but don't take our word for it, ask the taxpayer funded bunny himself!

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"I had a great time meeting with so many military family members today! Hope I did okay in my remarks at the podium!," the rabbit writes on Instagram.

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<p>"Never let it go," he told Grove City College. "Persistence, men and women. Hold onto your dreams."</p>"Never let it go," he told Grove City College. "Persistence, men and women. Hold onto your dreams.

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