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Pence: 'Name Calling' Has No Place in Politics

Pence said it was "unfortunate" President Obama described Trump as a demagogue during his speech at the DNC



    Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., addresses supporters during a campaign event in Novi, Mich., on July 28, 2016.

    Mike Pence called out President Barack Obama on Friday for indirectly referring to Donald Trump as a demagogue, saying “name calling” has “no place in public life,” NBC News reported. 

    Pence told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt he felt it was “unfortunate” that the president would use a term like that during his comments about Trump during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. 

    The president took a swipe at Trump on Wednesday, but didn’t attach the demagogue label directly to Trump: “Anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end," Obama said. 

    Pence has promised to run a campaign free from personal attacks. But his comments back up against Trump’s use of derogatory nicknames over the last year including: "Little Michael Bloomberg", "Crooked Hillary" [Clinton], "Corrupt [Tim] Kaine", "Liddle Marco [Rubio]", "Lyin' Ted" [Cruz], "Crazy Bernie" [Sanders], "Goofy" [Elizabeth Warren] and "Low Energy Jeb" [Bush].

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