Candace Cameron Bure, often the lone conservative voice among the ladies of ABC’s The View, was underwhelmed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vice presidential selection, and she let the world know it on Friday.
“I was a little disappointed,” Bure said once it was clear that Trump had indeed selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. “Only in the sense that I would have liked to see someone a little more diverse. Maybe see the president and vice president a little more culturally balanced.”
She added that she would have liked to have seen Trump pick Ben Carson, the only black candidate seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016 and whose softer-spoken personality contrasts with that of the more bellicose Trump. Bure, who admitted that she was a Carson fan, suggested that there might be a place for Carson in the Trump administration as secretary of education
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The View co-host Raven-Symoné made it clear that she didn’t know much about Pence, but what she knew she did not like.
“Nobody really read up on Mike Pence beforehand,” she said, noting that she disagrees with Pence on the hot-button issue of abortion (the governor is pro-life) and accusing him of discrimination without offering details. “These are new people that are coming into our world.”
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Bure admitted that from one perspective, Pence might be a good selection to “bridge the GOP, bridge the Republican Party back together” after the divisive GOP primary season, citing his record of “consistent conservative choices.”
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