Pence Refuses to Call David Duke “Deplorable”

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September 12, 2016 5:40 p.m.

Veep candidate Mike Pence is currently being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer. And it’s not going terribly well. One key moment happened when Pence refused to call David Duke “deplorable.” Transcript after the jump …

BLITZER: But [Clinton] said, there are supporters, and you know this, there are some supporters of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, who, David Duke, for example, some other white nationalist, who would fit into that category of deplorables. Right?”

PENCE: “As I’ve told you the last time I was on, I’m not sure why the media keeps dropping David Duke’s name. Donald Trump has denounced David Duke repeatedly. We don’t want his support and we don’t want the support of people who think like him.”

BLITZER: “You called him a deplorable. You would call him a deplorable?”

PENCE: “No, I’m not in the name-calling business, Wolf, you know me better than that.”

There’s more from this interview, full report shortly.

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