Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump gaffes


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has tried to focus on winning over conservatives who are skeptical of the New York billionaire, but his new boss keeps getting in the way.

The Indiana governor has been called on several times to do damage control this past week after the Republican presidential nominee made incendiary remarks.

Trump feuded publicly with the family of deceased Army Capt. Humayun Khan after they criticized Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric. Trump also refused to endorse Arizona Sen. John McCain and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Pence responded by saying Khan’s family should be cherished. He also had a meeting with McCain and publicly endorsed Ryan.

There’s no indication Trump is unsatisfied with Pence’s approach. Some supporters hope Pence will counterbalance Trump’s more provocative remarks.

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