Vice President Mike Pence Michael (Mike) Richard PenceApollo 11 reminds America what unity really means Trump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump is missing an opportunity in Hong Kong MORE said in a new interview that President Trump Donald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE "might" speak out if a rally crowd breaks into a "send her back" chant targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar Ilhan OmarLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Chris Wallace presses Stephen Miller on 'send her back' chant at Trump rally MORE (D-Minn.)
Pence made the comments just days after a crowd in North Carolina repeatedly chanted the phrase while Trump attacked Omar, a Somalian refugee who arrived in the U.S. with her family as a child.
"The president wasn’t pleased about it and neither was I," Pence said in an interview with CBS News' White House correspondent Major Garrett.
[The president was very clear] that he wasn’t happy about it, and that if it happened again he might, he might make an effort to speak out about it," Pence said, adding later that Trump has already said he would speak out.
Four GOP lawmakers, as well as Independent Rep. Justin Amash Justin AmashLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Trump doubles down, says progressive congresswomen 'should apologize to America' ESPN reminds employees to avoid political talk after host blasts Trump: report MORE (Mich.), joined every Democrat in approving the resolution.
Just a day later, a crowd in North Carolina chanted "send her back" as Trump targeted Omar.