Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, don’t have much in common—politically, philosophically or personally. And their awkward marriage was on full display in the first interview the two gave together on Sunday on “60 Minutes.”
“It’s probably obvious to people we have different styles,” Pence, who served six terms in Congress, told Lesley Stahl.
Kids, Fortune is being waaaaayyyyy too polite. It was a disaster! Every time Plain Dry Melba Toast Pence opened his mouth, Hairy Cheez Doodle cut him off and answered for him. Lesley Stahl just giggled as the journalism deities wept. Anyway, I was lucky enough to nab a picture of the new couple warming up before they started taping.
In the interview, it was clear that the two have big differences in policy, but Pence was more willing to paper over them. In December, Stahl noted, Pence had tweeted that Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the United States was “offensive.” In the interview, Pence insisted that he now supports the temporary ban. Stahl didn’t ask why he’d changed his mind.
Pence, as a member of Congress, had also voted for major trade agreements, including NAFTA, which Trump has railed against.
Pence also supported the Iraq War, which Trump has claimed to oppose from the beginning. “He’s allowed to make mistakes,” Trump said.
At the end of the interview, Pence said: “This man is awed with the American people. He’s not intimidated by the world. And, Donald Trump, this good man, I believe, will be a great President of the United States.”
And finally, the two seemed to be on the same page. “I love what he just said,” Trump said.
Fortune also left out that they were all sitting on gold leaf chairs that looked like they came out of a Kim Jong-un wet dream while Hairy Cheez Doodle told Giggling Lesley:
I think I am, actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.
OMG!!! I can’t wait for the debates!