Donald Trump Officially Picks Mike Pence as Running Mate
Trump, the presumptive Republican White House nominee, took to Twitter to make the announcement Friday morning.
“I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate,” Trump tweeted. “News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.”
A press conference dedicated to Trump’s VP decision originally scheduled for Friday morning was cancelled in light of the attack in Nice, France, the night before.
Pence, along with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, were considered the front runners for the job.
On Wednesday, Trump and his eldest children raised speculation that Pence was the frontrunner after a meeting at the governor’s mansion in the Hoosier State.
At a rally the night before, Trump said of the state’s governor: “You're gonna call him ... and you're gonna say governor — or vice president — we're winning too much!"
Sources claim Trump's children had pushed their father to pick Pence, while the billionaire was leaning toward Christie.