Trump To Pick Mike Pence As Vice President, Roll Call Reports

www.zerohedge.com | 7/14/2016 | Staff
Update 2:

Update: It appears Trump is not too excited about his big announcement tomorrow having been leaked.

Surprise - Vice - Race - Moments - Roll

While probably not much of a surprise to those who have been closely following the republican vice presidential race, moments ago Roll Call reported, citing a source, that Trump will pick Indiana governor Mike Pence as his vice president.

From the source:

Donald - Trump - Indiana - Gov - Mike

Donald Trump is planning to announce that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice for his vice presidential running mate, according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision.

As Trump narrowed in on his choice of Pence, the two men spent time at both Trump's golf resort in New Jersey in early July and at the Indiana governor's mansion this week.

Addition - Men - Chemistry - Trump - Pence

In addition to testing the men's chemistry together, Trump was reportedly impressed with Pence's calm demeanor, his experience on Capitol Hill and as a governor, and Pence's potential to assist Trump in governing, should the ticket win in November.

The announcement will be made publicly at an event at Trump Tower at 11 a.m. Friday morning.

Addition - Pence - Trump - Speaker - House

In addition to Pence, Trump has considered former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Army Gen. Michael Flynn for the No. 2 spot on his ticket. Some contenders, including Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Joni Ernst of Iowa, took themselves out of the running.

As Reuters adds, the two Republicans spent time this month testing their chemistry at Trump's golf course in New Jersey and at the governor's residence in Indiana. Trump was impressed with Pence's calm manner and his experience on Capitol Hill and as governor, the news outlet reported.

Pence - Trump - Rival - Senator - Ted

Pence had backed a Trump rival, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, in April before the Indiana primary, but he praised the New York businessman and said he would work on behalf of the...
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