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‘The President Was Clear’: Pence Counters Paul Ryan’s Comment That Trump ‘Messed Up’

Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Ainsley Earhardt today on Fox & Friends, and he responded to Paul Ryan‘s criticism about how President Trump handled the civil unrest that followed Charlottesville.

The House Speaker held a town hall last night where he said that Trump “messed up” last week by being morally ambiguous about whether there was any comparison between white supremacists and their counter-protesters. Ryan also said that he would prefer it if the president didn’t tweet so much, even though Ryan doubted that would ever change.

“The president was clear in the aftermath of the tragedy in Charlottesville, that we denounce bigotry and hate and violence in all of its forms,” said Pence. “I think the American people heard him. They heard his heart. I think at the end of the day – now that that’s been said and the people know where the president and I and all of us stand in this administration – now the American people want us all to move forward in ways that will bring this country back together.”

Pence also spoke about Trump’s speech about Afghanistan, the ongoing debate about Confederate statues, and what people can expect when the president speaks tonight in Arizona.

Watch above, via Fox.

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