FARMVILLE, VA – Donald Trump has called women pigs, branded Mexican immigrants rapists and attacked the "Mexican" heritage of a federal judge. Less than a week ago, he was up in the wee hours of the morning tweeting about a former Miss Universe's non-existent sex tape, but Trump's team has maintained that the Republican presidential candidate has good judgement.
You want proof?
After Tuesday's debate, they'll tell you to look no further than his VP pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
"It is about proving once again the strong judgment that Donald Trump has. He picked the perfect running mate in Governor Pence. Somebody who is determined, somebody who is measured, somebody who is experienced," said Trump surrogate and supporter Boris Epshteyn to reporters after the debate.
Pence managed to have a measured debate performance Tuesday night a far cry from the more reactionary show Trump gave just a week ago. While Pence failed to defend the top of the ticket throughout the debate and at some points he even seemed to depart from Trump's positions, he remained calm and collected, giving the Trump campaign an opportunity to use Pence as evidence that Trump actually is a good decision-maker.
When asked if there was anything that Trump could learn from Trump's debate performance, former Sen. Scott Brown put it succinctly "everything."
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