New Delhi: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate but the two leaders hold divergent views on banning Muslims from entering United States.
Contrary to Donald Trump’s suggestion of banning Muslims from entering US, Mike Pence believes that such a move will be both offensive as well as unconstitutional.
After California terror attack of December 2 that left 14 US citizens dead, Donald Trump had proposed that USA should bar all Muslims from entering the country.
However, Indiana Governor Mike Pence had objected to such a move saying it would be unconstitutional.
“Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional,” Mike Pence had tweeted on December 8.
Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) December 8, 2015
With Pence publically expressing his disagreement with Trump on Muslim ban issue, it remains to be seen how he would defend his party’s presidential candidate throughout the election campaign.
Donald Trump’s proposal on Muslim bam had evoked sharp response both within and outside US. His statement was widely criticised and even White House had condemned his proposal.
However, Trump was unfazed by such criticisms and surprised everybody by winning Republican Party’s presidential nomination in May this year.