INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As the Republican Party prepares for the national convention, we are beginning to get a better look at what Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence look like as a political team.
“We are both ready, have no doubt. We need toughness, we need strength,” says Donald Trump.
The duo sat side by side during their first joint TV interview. Pence and Trump were grilled on policies they may not see eye to eye on, but assured viewers they have the same vision but different styles.
“Obama is weak, Hillary is weak, and a big part of it…we need law and order. We need strong borders,” says Trump.
This was the first time we were able to get a closer look at the teams dynamic and see what kind of vice president Pence would be. The team may have a long history of opposing viewpoints and policy disagreements, but they shared common ground in their disdain for President Obama and rival Hillary Clinton.
The Trump and Pence team was asked about their views on the instability and violence around the world, the Iraq War and preventing foreign Muslims from temporarily entering the country, something Pence did not initially support.
“Donald Trump’s position on immigration is that the world is a mess and terrorism is rampant internationally. People want to come here and destabilize our country,” says Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Trump says he chose Pence to unify the Republican Party; Republican supporters believe the team’s different personalities and insight in Washington will help them win.
“One of the reasons why I said yes in a heartbeat to run with this man is because he embodies American strength and I know that he will provide that kind of broad shouldered American strength on the global stage as well,” says Pence.