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Pence 'not pleased' with 'send-her-back' chant, but declines to urge an end

Posted On: Jul 21, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Pence 'not pleased' with 'send-her-back' chant, but declines to urge an end

Vice President Mike Pence said both he and President Donald Trump are "not pleased" with the "send her back" chant that broke out at Trump's recent reelection rally. Still, Pence declined to condemn any attempts to repeat such cheers, saying "If it happened again, ... might make an effort to speak out against it." "The president wasn't pleased about it. Neither was I," Pence said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "The president's been very clear about that. But what we're also not pleased about is the fact that there are four members of Congress who are engaging in the most outrageous statements." Asked several times by host Major Garrett if he "wanted to see them repeated," Pence said: "The president was very clear that he wasn't happy about it. And that if it happened again he - he might - he might make an effort to speak out about it." The crowd at a North Carolina Trump rally Wednesday night began shouting "send her back" after the president spent several minutes attacking...

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