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Pence Shrugs Off Notion That He is Trump's 'Cleanup Crew'

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By    |   Sunday, 14 Aug 2016 09:28 PM

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence acknowledged that he has a different style than Donald Trump, but brushed off the suggestion that he serves as the “cleanup crew” for his presidential running mate.

Asked on "Fox News Sunday" if his role was to clean up after Trump’s misstatements, Pence said "I couldn't be more honored to be campaigning shoulder to shoulder with a man who I believe is going to be the next president of the United States."

The vice presidential candidate added that although they might have their own distinct way of expressing ideas, "we both have exactly the same convictions. We both believe that we can make America great again. We'll return to those time-honored principles of standing tall on the world stage, rebuilding our military, unleashing the full potential of the American economy and letting the American people stand tall again.

When pressed by Fox interviewer Chris Wallace whether he is sometimes taken aback by Trump’s more controversial comments, such as criticizing a Gold Star family, Pence said that Trump is "not someone that spent a lifetime in politics. He speaks his heart and he speaks his mind. And I truly do believe, this good man is going to be a great president of the United States."

Pence had previously said in an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" that if "I have a difference on policy or on presentation … I would have no hesitation, were I privileged to be vice president, to walk into the president's office, close the door, and share my heart. And I also know [Trump] would listen, and has the leadership qualities to draw from the people around him."

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