Republican vice presidential nominee Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSunday shows preview: 2020 candidates look to South Carolina The Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen The Hill's Campaign Report: What to watch for in Nevada MORE on Monday chuckled when discussing his running mate's claim he would win 95 percent of black voters after his first term as president.

“Well, that’s Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE,” Pence told host Ainsley Earhardt during an interview on Fox News. "He has a heart for every American and he also, he’s a truth-teller. He speaks the truth."


“It’s been the failed policies of Democrat politicians that have, that have harmed people living in the cities in this country now for generations,” Pence added. "And it’s had special impact on the African-American community.

“And his optimistic view about 2020 when he’s running for reelection, that’s pure Donald Trump. He’s speaking the truth but’s also doing what a leader should do. As [former President John F. Kennedy] said, ‘We’re going to advance policies that cause all ships to rise, to create new opportunities for every American."

Trump on Friday said he would win overwhelming support among black voters after his first term.

“At the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get 95 percent of African-American vote, I promise you, because I will produce for the inner city and I will produce for the African-Americans,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Dimondale, Mich.

Pence, who is the governor of Indiana, suggested Trump is capable of boosting black voters’ enthusiasm for the GOP at least somewhat.

“We’re going to deliver for every American and when the American people, including African-Americans in this country, see the new jobs, the new opportunities, the new educational choices that they will have under a Trump administration, I have no doubt in my mind that that support is gonna grow.”