Limbaugh Talks With Mike Pence After VP Debate

RUSH:  We are thrilled to have with us Governor Pence — Mike Pence, Indiana governor — running for vice president, fresh off the debate last night.

PENCE:  Hi, Rush!

RUSH:  Governor, I have to commend you. I don’t know how you did it. I don’t know how you kept your composure last night.  That was some of the rudest, beneath us —

PENCE: (chuckling)

RUSH: I’ve been telling the audience all day, I thought the whole thing was beneath the dignity of the American people, and you handled it magnificently, and I… How did you do it?  You had to just be — I don’t know — burning, frustrated at certain points —

PENCE: (chuckling)

RUSH: — wanting to just pop out of that, but you didn’t.  It was well done.

PENCE:  Well first, Rush, coming from you, that’s… I’m very humbled by that. Thank you very much, and I just… The encouragement we received… We had a great rally in Pennsylvania this morning, heading to campaign now in our campaign bus, and it’s just been very heartening to me.  My goal last night was to really talk about the issues that the American people are focused on, the vision Donald Trump has articulated to Make America Great Again means a stronger America at home and abroad.

It means a Supreme Court that will uphold the Constitution, and it also means that we’re gonna have the highest standards of integrity in the highest office in the land, and I wanted to make that case for my running mate, and I also wanted to draw the contrast.  But it… (chuckles) It was a vigorous debate, but at the end of the day, I really do believe that Donald Trump won the debate. Donald Trump’s vision to Make America Great Again won the debate, and I truly do believe as we continue to carry his vision — that optimistic, forward-looking vision — we’re gonna drive forward the next 34 days and elect him as the 45th president of the United States.

RUSH:  Well, it’s interesting and fascinating to hear you say that, because I have been playing for the audience sound bites all day reading various new stories essentially saying that you did so well — that you so overshadowed Trump — that even though you won, he lost!

PENCE: (laughs)

RUSH: It’s fascinating, Governor. No matter how well you guys do, they always turn it into a Trump loss.

PENCE:  (laughing) That’s just standard operating procedure with the national media. (chuckling) But, look, Donald Trump called me right after the debate to congratulate me and we actually talked a couple times last night.  I’m very encouraged that some people think I won, but really I’m just telling you — I told the people in Virginia this today — from where I sat, Donald Trump won. He really did.  It was Donald Trump’s vision to Make America Great Again. It was Donald Trump’s vision to end illegal immigration once and for all.  You know, the whole debate, I have to tell you, I thought the moderator… I thought the moderator did a good job focusing on the issues the American people really care about.

RUSH: (groans)

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