Pence Denies Reports of Internal Conflict With Trump

| by Kathryn Schroeder
Indiana Gov. Mike PenceIndiana Gov. Mike Pence

Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana says he and Donald Trump are united in their campaign for the White House (video below).

“I think Donald Trump and I have different styles at times but we have the exact same goals,” Pence, Trump's running mate, told Fox News when asked if he embraces being referred to as the presidential nominee’s explainer.

“We both know that we can make America great again," he continued.

During an Aug. 4 town hall, 11-year-old Matthew Schricker asked Pence whether his role in Trump’s administration would be to soften up what the presidential nominee says and his policies, according to CNN.

“I've been watching the news lately and I've been noticing lately that you've been kind of softening up on Mr. Trump's policies and words,” Schricker said. “Is this going to be your role in the administration?”

The vice presidential nominee responded to the boy with laughter before answering his question.

“Sometimes things don’t always come out like you mean,” he said, referring to Trump’s off-the-cuff style of speaking.

When Pence was asked to comment on the rumors and speculation that there are divides inside the Trump camp and inside the Republican Party that are undermining the campaign, he stated that they are working in unison.

“Donald Trump and I are absolutely united in our determination to carry his vision to make America great again to the four corners of this country,” he told Fox News.

On a more personal note, Pence was asked to share something people might not know, or should know, about him.

“The most important role I’ll ever play is dad," he said. "I’m a proud father of a United States Marine, and I’m just as proud of my daughter that just graduated from college, and another that’s still in school … Our family is really the center of our life.”

Sources: Fox News/YouTube, CNN / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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