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An 11-Year-Old Wants to Make Sure Pence Isn’t Trying to ‘Soften’ Trump’s Policies

At a campaign stop in Raleigh, N.C., Republican Veep candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took a question from an 11-year-old boy who grilled him on his tack of “softening up” on the more incendiary “policies and words” of his running mate Donald Trump.

Matthew Schricker asked the governor if that was going to be his role in the White House, a question which was greeted by a chorus of chuckles.

“Number one, this boy’s got a future. Nicely done,” Pence said. “I couldn’t be more proud to stand with Donald Trump, and we are shoulder to shoulder. I promise you.”

He added that, with regards to Trump’s occassional coarse comment, “Sometimes things don’t always come out like you mean, right? And Donald Trump and I are absolutely determined to work together. We have different styles. You might have noticed that.”

According to CNN, Schricker told reporters afterward, “I just wanted to see if was actually with Trump or if he was just like, or if he was just sort of doing it for himself. My concern was he wasn’t going full on on Trump’s views, and I was a little worried that he was softening up a little bit.”

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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