Donald Trump’s pick for a running mate is turning into a disaster for his campaign. After word got out that Trump tried to take back his decision for Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his vice president, Pence gave his first interview as Trump’s chosen running mate on Friday, and that too went horribly wrong.
In speaking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Pence got called out for previously trashing Trump’s highly controversial ban on all Muslims entering the United States. Pence probably didn’t bank on his Twitter history coming back to bite him in the a**, but it was discovered that several months ago, Pence slammed Trump’s Muslim ban by tweeting:
“Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.”
But that seems to have changed now that Pence is on the Trump ticket. In speaking with Hannity, Pence was singing a different tune as he said he was “very supportive” of “Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries”. Hannity suggested that perhaps it had just been a “wording difference” that contributed to the complete contradictory response we’re seeing from Pence now, and Pence replied that he backed Trump one hundred percent. He said:
“I am very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorist influence and impact represents a threat to the United States. What I’ve heard from Donald Trump, and I believe the position he’s articulated that resonates with millions of Americans, is that we’ve got to find out what’s going on, and we’ve got to do something different, and we’ve got to put the safety and security of the American people first.”
You can watch the interview below:
The interesting thing here is that Pence’s criticism toward Trump’s Muslim ban wasn’t even the first time Pence opposed something Trump suggested. Pence also expressed disapproval for the way Trump attacked Hispanic Judge Gonzalo Curiel a few months ago, stating that Curiel’s heritage would somehow present a “conflict of interest” when overseeing lawsuits pertaining to Trump’s fraudulent Trump University. This is going to be one awkward campaign for Trump and Pence now, as all of this information comes out.
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