HENDERSON, Nev. — Donald Trump took a victory lap Wednesday for his running mate
Speaking to a few thousand people here in this key battleground state, the GOP nominee suggested that Pence scored the “single most decisive victory in the history of presidential debates.”
“Mike Pence won the debate, and I’m getting a lot of credit,” Trump declared.
“Last night America got a chance to look at my judgment. … That was my first hire!” Trump said of Pence. “He was cool. He was smart. I mean, just take a look at him: He was meant to do what he is doing.”
Trump’s comments came amid
Additionally, the Indiana governor was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin — calling him a “small and bullying leader” whose provocations against the U.S. and the world need to be stopped. Trump, in contrast,
In Nevada on Wednesday, Trump didn’t embrace Pence’s tough talk on Putin, but seemed to suggest he hadn’t made up his mind about what kind of relationship he might have with the Russian president if he wins the White House.
“I don’t love, I don’t hate. We’ll see how it works. We’ll see. Maybe we’ll have a good relationship,” Trump said of Putin. “Maybe we’ll a horrible relationship. Maybe we’ll have a relationship right in the middle.”