Donald Trump disses running mate Mike Pence in presidential debate

Published 9:51 pm Sunday, October 9, 2016

Donald Trump said in the second presidential debate tonight that he disagrees with his running mate Mike Pence on the proper strategy to deal with the civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Debate moderator Martha Raddatz pointed out that Pence had said provocations by Russia in Syria need to be met with “American strength” and the U.S. should be prepared to use air strikes in Syria against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

But Trump says he disagrees with Pence, a former member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and notes they had not spoken about the issue.

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Trump says the U.S. focus should be on eliminating the Islamic State, and not getting entangled with fights with Assad and Russia.

“We have to worry about ISIS before we can get too much more involved,” Trump says.

–By The Associated Press