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We’ve often heard the biblical verse “out of the mouth of babes” and perhaps wondered its meaning, the verse references the wisdom of some children to see through the maze of adult interactions and subterfuges, through the core issue of a subject with precise observation.

And there’s little doubt that 11-year-old Matthew Schricker is one of those uniquely gifted children that scripture speaks of, when he asked GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence a question that left the good governor momentarily bemused, however quite impressed.

“Good morning, Gov. Pence. My name is Matthew, and I’m 11-years-old. I’ve been watching the news lately and I’ve been noticing that you’re kind of softening up on Mr. Trump’s policies and words. Is this going to be your role in the administration?”

The question although simple and straight forward was quite profound within its implications and perhaps a lesson for all those seasoned journalists who use their sacred position as “truth tellers” to simply validate a candidates malfeasance and lies, as demonstrated by Hillary Clinton’s “love-feast” with journalist on Friday, the same day that young Matthew asked Pence if his role as VP would be to soften Trump’s words.

There’s little doubt that the event was unscripted, and perhaps another teaching moment for journalists, as Pence’s first reaction was to laugh and acknowledge young Matthew’s innate perception stating in response; “I couldn’t be more proud to stand with Donald Trump, and we’re shoulder to shoulder on this campaign.”

“What I’ve learned Matthew — and you’ll learn it when you’re governor of North Carolina, I’m not kidding about that — is sometimes things don’t always come out like you mean, and Donald Trump and I are absolutely determined to work together. We have different styles you might have noticed that,” he said. “Differences in style, Matthew, should never be confused with differences in conviction”.

It didn't end there. CNN interviewed Schricker hoping to hear the boy slam Trump's language but it didn't go that way at all:

Do I get an “Amen?”

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