Donald Trump Takes Credit for Mike Pence's Debate Performance

The Republican presidential nominee praised his running mate and himself, saying, "That was my first hire."
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Transcript for Donald Trump Takes Credit for Mike Pence's Debate Performance
We turn next year to the race for the White House and perhaps you were one of the millions watching that fiery vice presidential debate over night. But already tonight an intense focus on the next presidential face off just four days away now. ABC's Tom Thomas tonight with trump out on the campaign trail and Hillary Clinton off the trail and prepare. Tonight don't rolled taking credit for is running mates debate performance. By Mets did an incredible job. And I'm getting. A lot of credit because that's really my first so called choice that was my first hire as we would say it last night in the VP debate governor Mike Pence praised for his style. Both candidate arguing over which campaign. You born in full. He's called women slobs pigs dogs disgusting. He attacked an Indiana born federal judge and said he was unqualified leader a federal lawsuit because his parents were Mexican. He went after John McCain pow. And said he wasn't a hero because he'd been captured he said African Americans are living in hell. Parents try to turn the tables did you on just hear about it. Ours is an insult driven campaign I mean to be honest with the amount trumpet set all the things that you said he stand in the way you said he said of them. He still wouldn't have a fraction. Of the insults that Hillary Clinton level when she says that half. Of our supporters were a basket of deplorable it's. Trump note just a possible new line of attack where his own debate Sunday built let. Yesterday. This so angry. They scolded him yesterday. He was golden if he's talking about these recent Clinton comments criticizing Obama care. You've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people health health care and then the people are out but it's time sixty hours a week. Wind up. With their premiums doubled in their coverage cup. It's a craziest thing and. World so Bill Clinton. Torched. President Obama's signature. Legislation. He said. It's just act crazies just. That's the way he said. Insect praised. End all trials. Today Clinton Claire following saying he supports Obama care but it has some problems. Hillary Clinton. Flying to Washington today already deep and that focus prep. Trump once walked. You decided to stay home and that's okay I think Donald just criticize me for. Preparing for this debate. And yes I did. I'm dumbest with a slot tonight from trump tower we know this second debate will be a little different a town hall style format. Late today the Clinton team saying she likes town hall format she embraces it and Tom. What are you learning from your trump source tonight is he preparing for this different format. David tonight we've learned that Donald Trump was gonna host a private town hall of that tomorrow night in New Hampshire it likely will emulate the same format he's gonna see on Sunday. At that debate. David Wright Tom gavels with us tonight Tom thanks as always we are just four days as I mention now that second presidential debate. Cole moderated by our own Martha Raddatz and I'll be joining George in the entire powerhouse political team Sunday night 9 PM eastern right here. On ABC.

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