Real estate mogul Donald Trump and his newly-announced running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), had a joint interview on CBS News's 60 Minutes and produced some excruciatingly painful moments. Here were the five most awkward moments from their interview together.
1. Trump gives Pence permission to say he was wrong to say that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is not a war hero.
CBS's Leslie Stahl asked Pence if he thought Trump "went too far" for saying that McCain isn't a war hero because he was captured. After a brief awkward silence, Trump interjected and reassured his running mate, "You could say yes. I-- that's OK."
"That one, you could say yes, I mean, you're not--it's fine - hey, look, I like John McCain," Trump said. "But we have to take care of our vets."
2. Trump says he doesn't care that Pence voted for the Iraq War, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deserves to be criticized for it.
During the interview, Trump resorted to the usual leftist talking points in citing his opposition to the Iraq War, prompting Stahl to point out that Pence did vote for it.
"I don't care," Trump said.
"What do you mean you don't care he voted for it?" a taken-aback Stahl responded.
"It's a long time ago," Trump said. "And he voted that way and they were also misled. A lot of information was given to people."
Stahl then noted that Trump has hammered Clinton for her vote in favor of the Iraq War.
"He's entitled to make a mistake every once in a while," Trump said.
"But she's not?" Stahl interjected.
"No. She's not," Trump responded.
3. Pence says Trump "speaks from his heart"...and then Trump objects.
Pence attempted to give Trump a compliment in saying, "Clearly this man is not a politician. He doesn't speak like a politician...he speaks from his heart."
Trump at first asked, "Is that a good thing? I think that's a good thing." But maybe it wasn't a good thing, since Trump quickly jumped in and said, "I speak from my heart and my brain. Just so we understand."
"Right," Pence obediently stated.
"This is maybe more important," Trump added as he pointed to his head.
4. Trump says he's anti-establishment after being a part of the establishment for many years so he picked "very establishment" Pence to be his running mate.
Trump explained to Stahl that his decision to select Pence was for "party unity."
"I'm an outsider," Trump declared. "I am a person that used to be establishment when I'd give them hundreds of thousands of dollars. But when I decided to run, I became very anti-establishment because I understand the system."
Stahl asked if Pence is establishment, to which Trump responded: "He's very establishment, in many ways, and that's not a bad thing. But I will tell you, I have seen more people that, frankly, did not like me so much, and now they're saying, 'What a great pick.' You see the kinda reaction. He has helped bring the party together."
5. Trump claims to be religious because he won the evangelical vote. Seriously.
Stahl pointed out the key differences between Trump and Pence, describing Pence as "very low-key, very religious" while Trump is "a brash New Yorker." Trump then objected and said he is in fact religious.
"Hey, I won the evangelicals," Trump said.
When Stahl tried to downplay it, Trump responded: "I think it means a lot. I don't think they think I'm perfect, and they would get up and they would say, 'You know, he's not perfect,' but...I won states with evangelicals that nobody thought I'd even come close to and I won with landslides."
All quotes were provided by CBS News' transcript.