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Pence Dodges On Trump Tax Returns

Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) initially answered an Elaine Quijano question about Donald Trump’s tax returns by talking about the Obama economy.

Early in Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, moderator Elaine Quijano pressed Gov. Pence on the possibility that Donald Trump didn’t pay income taxes for 18 years – reported by The New York Times this weekend.

Pence appeared to try to skate around the question, talking about the “deficits,” “debt,” and “more government” under the Obama administration.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) pushed back to defend the Obama economy, before pivoting back to Quijano’s question about Trump’s tax returns.

Pence then acknowledged Trump “faced some pretty tough times 20 years ago” and defended Trump’s use of the tax code.