This morning on ABC’s “This Week,” vice president-elect Mike Pence said the controversy surrounding Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan was "mystifying." He said President Obama was "hailed as a hero" for talking to the dictators of Cuba, while Mr. Trump, " took a courtesy call from a democratically elected leader in Taiwan."
MIKE PENCE: We’ll deal with policy after January the 20. This was a courtesy call and plus I have to tell you, George, it’s a little mystifying to me that President Obama can reach out to a murdering dictator in Cuba in the last year and be hailed as a hero for doing it and President-elect Donald Trump takes a courtesy call from a democratically elected leader in Taiwan and it’s become something of a controversy. I think the American people appreciate the fact that our president-elect is taking calls from and reaching out to the world and preparing on day one to lead America on the world stage.
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