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Pence compares Trump to Reagan

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says Donald Trump reminds him of former President Ronald Reagan.

“It happened in 1980, when Ronald Reagan was chosen, that we had a nominee like our nominee this year, who although he had achieved great heights his career, never lost touch with everyday Americans,” said Pence, the GOP vice presidential nominee, in a speech to the American Conservative Union in Cleveland on Tuesday.

{mosads}”I have a sense of this man. I have a sense of his heart. I have a sense of his hands-on style of leadership, and for all the world, he reminds me of Ronald Reagan,” Pence continued. “Ronald Reagan achieved great things in his life and his career, a movie star, a celebrity, governor of the great state of California, but he never lost the common touch, did he?”

Pence said that despite Trump’s fame in real estate and entertainment, he would fight for all voters in office.

“And I submit to you today, having gotten to know this good man who is our nominee, Donald Trump may have achieved great heights in business and industry and in the world of entertainment, but his heart is with everyday Americans, and he will fight every day to strengthen this nation and bring America back,” he said.

Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s son, has previously said he would not support Trump and that his father would not have either.

“This most likely would be the 1st time if my father was alive that he would not support the nominee of the GOP,” Michael Reagan tweeted in June.

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