Trump’s Running Mate: ‘I Don’t Think Name Calling Has Any Place In Public Life’

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said Friday he doesn’t like it when political figures engage in “name calling.”

Pence, appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, criticized President Obama for apparently referring to Trump when he spoke of “homegrown demagogues” during his speech at the Democratic National Convention this week.

“I don’t think name calling has any place in public life, and I thought that was unfortunate that the president of the United States would use a term like that, let alone laced into a sentence like that,” Pence said.

Trump proudly attacks his opponents, often with negative nicknames. Just on Friday, Trump referred to opponent Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary” and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg as “Little” Michael Bloomberg.

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