Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, on Thursday criticized President Barack Obama's suggestion that Trump is a “demagogue.”

During his speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Obama warned against the rise of a “demagogue.”

“What makes us American, what makes us patriots, is what’s in here,” Obama said, pointing to his heart. “That’s what matters. And that’s why we can take the food and music and holidays and styles of other countries, and blend it into something uniquely our own. That’s why we can attract strivers and entrepreneurs from around the globe to build new factories and create new industries here. That’s why our military can look the way it does – every shade of humanity, forged into common service. That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.”

Pence, Indiana's current Republican governor, defended Trump, whom he described as “extremely considerate and kind” during an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show.

“I don't think name calling has any place in public life,” Pence said.

Right Wing Watch noted: “This is surely news to 'Crooked Hillary,' 'Little Marco,' 'Lying Ted,' 'Crazy Megyn,' 'Crazy Bernie,' 'Pocahontas,' 'Low Energy Jeb' and as recently as this morning, 'Little Michael,' among others.”