Pence on VP debate: ‘From where I sat Donald Trump won’

Moderator Elaine Quijano of CBS News watches as Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Governor Mike Pence went back on the campaign trail Wednesday after winning positive reviews for his debate performance Tuesday night.

Pence won the running mate debate with Tim Kaine based on polls and analysis from the majority of political commentators.

And so when the governor made the first stop on a bus tour Wednesday, there were headlines announcing that GOP insiders want Pence to help Donald Trump prepare for the next Presidential debate.

There were reports that Trump didn’t like being upstaged by the Pence performance.

There is speculation that Pence became the leading Republican in the 2020 Presidential race.

Pence, in typical fashion, made it clear that he is still in the number two spot on the GOP ticket.

“Donald Trump called me late last night from Nevada to congratulate me on the debate,” he said. “That really meant the world to me, it truly did. Some people think I won, but I’ll leave that to others. You know, what I can tell you is from where I sat Donald Trump won the debate. Donald Trump’s vision to make America Great Again won the debate.”

Of course, not everyone thinks Pence won the debate. Hillary Clinton emailed Tim Kaine after the debate to congratulate him. She gave his performance two thumbs up.

The Clinton campaign chairman, John Podesta, said that Pence didn’t get the job done because he didn’t defend Donald Trump.