Well, That Was Awkward: Trump and Pence Clash in Their First Joint Interview
Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, sat down with 60 Minutes Sunday night for their first joint interview — and their partnership may have gotten off to a rocky start.
On the Today show, Monday Nicole Wallace said: “The interview last night was uncomfortable to watch in a modern age. The dynamic between them is lacking because there is no dynamic between them yet. They barely know each other.”
Early on in the interview, interviewer Leslie Stahl brought up Pence's stance on the war in Iraq, which he shared with their foe, Hillary Clinton. Both Clinton and Pence voted to invade the country in 2003.
“I don’t care,” Trump said. “It's a long time ago. And he voted that way and they were also misled. A lot of information was given to people."
Trump then admitted that Pence was “entitled to his mistake” but Clinton is not.
During the 20-minute interview, Trump and Pence addressed some of their differences.
Trump called himself an “outsider” and Pence is part of the “establishment, in many ways, and that’s not a bad thing.”
“I think we will have very, very good chemistry. I feel that. And I can feel that pretty early on. I don't think you need to be with somebody for two years to find that out,” Trump added.
Pence then chimed in, saying: "I think this is a good man who's been talking about the issues the American people care about."
Pence added: "Our styles are different. But I promise you, our vision is exactly the same."
The outspoken presumptive GOP candidate hardly let his running mate speak during the interview.
The duo were clearly divided on a number of topics including free trade, negative campaigning and John McCain — who has yet to endorse Trump as president.
The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena with speeches from Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson and actors Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Scott Baio.
Trump's wife, Melania, is headlining Monday’s event, but there are rumors of a surprise Trump appearance.
Someone who won't be speaking is Tim Tebow. After being named as a speaker in the press, the former football star took to Instagram to deny he'll be there.
The college football standout and former NFL quarterback wrote: "I wake up this morning to find out I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention. It's amazing how fast rumors fly, and that's exactly what it is: a rumor."