Who is Mike Pence, Vice President of the USA? – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

He’s no Donald Trump

Trump and Pence provide a study in contrasts. The property mogul is a free-wheeling showman, while Pence is more measured, and has spoken out against negative campaigning.

Trump said he decided he did not need an “attack dog” as a running mate, though, instead wanting someone who could help sell his proposals to Congress.  That saw him reject the likes of Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie in favour of Pence, the so-called “safe option”.

However, his relationship with the the candidate himself was, until recently, more rocky.

Pence initially called the property mogul’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the US “offensive and unconstitutional”, before endorsing Ted Cruz in Indiana’s primary election. He quickly backed Trump after that decisive contest, though, and his appointment was seen as a bridge between Trump-resistant Republicans and their unorthodox nominee.

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