‘Let Mike be Mike:’ Inside the sometimes awkward Trump-Pence partnership

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An hour before Mike Pence gave the biggest speech of his life at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, officials from Donald Trump’s campaign read over the text for the first time. They made no changes. Eleven days later, Pence crafted a statement about the Muslim American parents of an Army officer killed in Iraq. It contained none of the vitriol that Trump had directed at the same family. Again, no changes. These moments, confirmed by several campaign aides, reveal an emerging dynamic between this odd-couple Republican ticket: They’re not always on the same page, and they don’t always coordinate. It happened again, in public, this week: Just one day after Trump had declined to endorse House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his Wisconsin primary, Pence did so enthusiastically.

From The Washington Post: https://goo.gl/ufT858