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Not Always on Same Page: 5 Times Mike Pence Publicly Disagreed With Donald Trump

Trump’s newly-announced running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with the divisive billionaire.

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (l) and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump (r).

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s newly-announced running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with the divisive billionaire.

    Pence, who endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the lead-up to Indiana’s June presidential primary, has condemned a variety of Trump’s campaign proposals.

    Among them, was Trump's proposal to bar foreign Muslims from entering the U.S.

    In December, Pence tweeted that calls to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. were “offensive and unconstitutional."

    Pence also chastised Trump during an interview with Indianapolis’ RTV6 in June over his comments about the Indiana-born judge who is presiding over civil fraud lawsuits against the billionaire's beleaguered Trump University.

    Trump lodged multiple attacks at Hispanic U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in June, calling him a “hater of Donald Trump.” The presumptive GOP candidate claimed Curiel could have a bias against him due to certain policy proposals, including his plan to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. 

    “Of course I think those comments were inappropriate,” Pence said. “I don’t think it’s ever appropriate to question the partiality of a judge based on their ethnic background.”

    Pence has also backed a series free trade deals that Trump vehemently opposes, including the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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    Additionally, Pence voted for the Iraq War in 2002. Trump has repeatedly said that he opposed the war before it started.

    “I said it loud and clear, ‘You’ll destabilize the Middle East,” Trump said during a February GOP debate.

    Trump and Pence will now be front and center at next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland working to unify a divided party.

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