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“I am very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorist influence and impact represents a threat to the United States,” Pence told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, reframing Trump’s call for an indefinite ban on Muslim entry into the U.S. “until we can figure out what is going on.”

.. “I believe the position he’s articulated that resonates with millions of Americans is that we’ve got to find out what’s going on, and we’ve got to do something different, and we’ve got to put the safety and security of the American people first,” said Pence, who was appearing in his first televised interview since being announced as Trump’s pick shortly before 11 a.m. ET.

The comments represent a total reversal for Pence, who during the Republican primaries blasted Trump’s proposed ban as “offensive and unconstitutional” on Twitter.

.. (Trump has since modulated his proposal — reframing it as a ban on immigration from countries with a significant terrorism problem — while not explicitly acknowledging having changed it.)