Donald Trump Officially Announces Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP

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Donald Trump announced Friday that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice to be his running mate.

“I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.,” the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted.

This comes after Trump said Thursday that he would be postponing his official vice presidential, which previously set for Friday morning, after the deadly terrorism attack in Nice, France.

“In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow’s news conference concerning my vice presidential announcement,” he tweeted.

However, he later told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Thursday night that he would reveal Friday when the announcement will take place.

The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional leader who’s stuck close to conservative orthodoxy since starting his career in talk radio.


The selection process turned into a spectacle this week as the media shuffled to keep up with private meetings held with the possible picks, which also included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

However, on Thursday, those at the top of the Republican establishment seemed to support Trump’s selection even before the ticket was confirmed.