CBS Reporter To Trump: Why Do You Bash Clinton On Iraq War Vote But Not Pence?

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July 18, 2016 6:56 a.m.

During the first joint interview with Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, CBS News’ Lesley Stahl grilled Trump on Pence’s past support for the Iraq War.

“I don’t care,” Trump said when asked about Pence’s past vote for the Iraq War.

“What do you mean you don’t care that he voted?” Stahl asked.

“It’s a long time ago. And he voted that way. And they were also misled. A lot of information was given to people,” Trump replied.

Stahl then pointed out that Trump has criticized Hillary Clinton for voting for the Iraq War as a senator.

“You’ve used that vote of Hillary’s, that was the same as Gov. Pence, as the example of her bad judgement,” she said.

“Many people have, and frankly, I’m one of the few that was right on Iraq,” Trump said in response.

When asked again about how Pence voted, Trump said, “He’s entitled to make a mistake every once in a while.”

“But she’s not,” Stahl clarified, referring to Clinton.

“She’s not. No, she’s not,” Trump said.

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