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Pence visits community kitchen, chops up veggies

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Mike Pence

Pence visits community kitchen, chops up veggies

United States Vice-President-elect Mike Pence visited a community kitchen in Indianapolis and promised an 80-year-old volunteer a ride on the government plane he uses.

Pence and his wife, Karen, toured the Second Helpings kitchen, where they thanked a few dozen volunteers before chopping up some vegetables.

When volunteer John Spitznogle asked Pence about getting a ride on Air Force One, Pence responded he would line one up aboard the vice-president's plane.

The Pences plan to spend Thanksgiving Day in Mississippi, where their son, Michael, is in Marine Corps pilot training.

Meanwhile, Turkey's president accused anti-Donald Trump protesters in Western nations of not respecting democracy or the result of the US election.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan also suggested that any leader who does not serve the West's interests is denounced as a despot.

He made the comments in Ankara, Turkey, at meeting of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation.

Erdogan said: "In America, they started calling Trump a dictator. In various countries of the Europe, they spilled into the streets and started saying 'dictator.' Why aren't you respecting the results of the ballot box?"