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Hypocrite: Here are 5 times in the last year Mike Pence wildly disagreed with the Trump agenda

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On Thursday, multiple news organizations reported that GOP candidate Donald Trump has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate — though after the reports circulated, the Trump camp denied making the decision.

While Pence has been seen by many in the anxious Republican party as a safe pick for Trump, out of choices that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

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But if Trump settles on Pence, the two may have some reconciling to do. Pence has made comments in the past that directly counter positions Trump has taken on the campaign trail.

1. Pence criticized Trump for saying a federal judge with Mexican heritage shouldn’t be assigned to the Trump University lawsuit. Trump’s reasoning was that because he has made derogatory comments about Mexico and vowed to supporters that he’ll build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and make Mexico pay for it, the judge was biased against him. Trump was roundly blasted on all sides for these remarks, including by Pence.

“I don’t think it’s ever appropriate to question the partiality of the judge based on their ethnic background,” Pence told the Indiana Star.

2. Pence also blasted Trump for saying that Muslim people should be barred from entering the United States.

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3. Trump has made himself a quasi-populist favorite by slamming global trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership. Pence, on the other hand, supports TPP and has urged lawmakers to sign on.

4. As with many of his positions, Trump has waffled on Planned Parenthood — a favorite target for the religious right. Trump has praised the organization for helping women, however claims to hold anti-abortion views now. Pence, on the other hand, has waged all-out war on Planned Parenthood.

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5. Trump has also been wishy-washy on LGBT rights and even tweeted support for the community after the Orlando massacre at Pulse nightclub last month. Pence, on the other hand has led on legislation to bar the LGBT community from having civil rights protections afforded to other minority groups.

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Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.

Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News

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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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