Via Politico, Pence shows Trump how to sweat it out with Texas victims:
Pence — who is always cautious about upstaging the president — literally followed in Trump’s footsteps, flying with his wife to Corpus Christi, Texas, two days after the president and first lady Melania Trump had flown there and received updates from officials on the response effort to Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall late last Friday.
But while Trump courted controversy by barely mentioning the victims and boasting about the crowds who greeted him, his No. 2 took a more classic approach to offering comfort in the wake of a widespread natural disaster.
This is the second time lately that Pence has taken on a task we would typically expect a president to undertake. The other was his recent tour of Latin America.