VIDEO: Donald Trump Selects Indiana Gov. Mike Pence For Vice President Position
By FOX NEWS // July 15, 2016
Elected Indiana Gov. In 2012
ABOVE VIDEO: Donald Trump announced Friday that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. (FOX NEWS Video)
(FOX NEWS) – Donald Trump announced Friday that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
He made the announcement on Twitter.
Trump had originally planned to roll out his pick at a news conference in New York on Friday, but postponed the event because of the terror attack in Nice, France. Per his tweet, that event will take place Saturday morning.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
The Pence pick follows a very-public vetting process that included meetings in recent days with Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, among others. While the initial postponement of Trump’s announcement fueled speculation that he might be having second thoughts, it was widely expected that Pence was in line for the job.
The selection of Pence, who went from dark horse to leading contender in a matter of days, presumably is aimed at galvanizing support from the party’s conservative base as Trump charges into the Republican nominating convention.