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Campaign aide: Trump and Pence are ‘most united ticket in history’

Campaign aide: Trump and Pence are ‘most united ticket in history’

Trump campaign spokesman, Jason Miller, brushed aside reports of friction between the Republican nominee and his running mate, saying that Donald Trump and Mike Pence talk “every single day” and are the “most united ticket in history.” Pence suggested that the U.S. should attack Syrian military targets if that country’s government continues to have its ally, Russia, attack civilians. Trump has previously said that the U.S. should work in conjunction with Russia, which supports the Syrian government, to fight the Islamic State terror group in that country. Miller said that Pence was referring to enforcing “safe zones” in Syria — presumably to allow humanitarian assistance — but did not elaborate.

[Pence] and I haven’t spoken, and I disagree.

Donald Trump

Trump, who has appeared to be displeased with Pence for not defending him following the release of a damaging videotape on Friday, waved away his running mate’s comments in regards to Syria and said that they haven’t spoken about the issue. Trump’s open disagreement with his own running mate on a central foreign policy issue was immediately seized on by Clinton campaign surrogates, and it prompted speculation of a new rift between Trump and Pence.

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Michael Richard"Mike" Pence(born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and attorney serving as the 50th Governor of Indiana. A Republican, Pence was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2000 and is the nominee of his party for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the McKinney School of Law before entering private practice.

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