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.