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Tags: Trump Administration | 2016 Presidential Debates | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | Syria | Trump VP Pick | rnc

RNC's Spicer: Pence, Trump on 'Same Page' on Syria

RNC's Spicer: Pence, Trump on 'Same Page' on Syria

Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Karen Pence (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:41 PM

GOP nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Gov. Mike Pence are "philosophically" on the "same page" when it comes to how to handle the crisis in Syria, a top Republican Party official said Wednesday.

Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee, downplayed differences between the two on their foreign policy plans for Syria – calling such analysis "nitpicking" in a CNN "The Situation Room" interview Wednesday.

At Pence's Tuesday night debate with Democratic rival, Sen. Tim Kaine, the Indiana governor said: "If Russia chooses to be involved and continued to be involved on this barbaric attack on civilians in Aleppo, the United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike military targets in the Assad regime to prevent them from this humanitarian crisis that is taking place in Aleppo," CNN reported.

Spicer pushed back on CNN host Wolf Blitzer's contention the statement was "completely opposite of what Donald Trump says."

"I think what Mike Pence said is you shouldn't take military options off the table," Spicer said, adding: "Philosophically they're clearly on the same page. . . . Gov. Pence made it very clear last night that he and Donald Trump are 100 percent aligned on this."

"We leave everything on the table so we relieve the maximum options available to us," Spicer said.

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GOP nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Gov. Mike Pence are "philosophically" on the "same page" when it comes to how to handle the crisis in Syria, a top Republican Party official said Wednesday.
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