Trump seeks jumpstart from Pence

“What he’s going to do…much like Ivanka has done with her dad, is continue to shine a light on him that is not the narrative within the liberal press and the Clinton campaign,” said Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), a vocal Trump supporter.

“The best thing you’ll see from Mike Pence is a reassuring message to America that he knows Donald Trump as a person outside of a rally…and no one should have worries about the temperament of Donald Trump as president and commander-in-chief.”

Collins added that Pence, Indiana’s governor and a former Congressman, will be uniquely valuable to the ticket on the debate stage because he can push back on concerns about Trump’s temperament, which he argued are easier to relieve than Clinton’s “Achilles heel” that people don’t like her.