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Mike Pence’s Bunny Made Up to $50,000 Last Year

Marlon Bundo.
Marlon Bundo. Photo: Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post/Getty Images

According to Vice-President Mike Pence’s personal financial disclosures, the unofficial Bunny of the United States made up to $50,000 last year, which the Pences are “planning” on donating to organizations of their choice.

If we’re getting technical here, aside from going on a book tour and shamelessly self-promoting, Marlon Bundo didn’t perform any actual labor to earn the cash — he simply gave Mother Karen and her daughter Charlotte permission to lionize him in Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, a children’s picture book. In the their disclosures, the Pences declared between $15,001 and $50,000 in royalties for the book about the first-ever BOTUS and “Grampa” Pence.

According to reporter Justin Duckham, the Pences are donating that money to two organizations: Tracy’s Kids, a nonprofit that provides art therapy to children fighting cancer, and Australia-based nonprofit A21, which bills itself as an anti-trafficking organization but ostensibly seeks to abolish the entire sex industry.

Meanwhile, comedian John Oliver did not respond to a request for comment about his profits for his book about gay Marlon Bundo, which he is reportedly donating to the Trevor Project and the AIDS United charity.

Mike Pence’s Bunny Made a Lot of Money Last Year