It's Official: Trump Picks Pence

A day after postponing the much-anticipated announcement of his Vice Presidential pick, Donald Trump has revealed his choice. According to NBC News, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been chosen to be Trump’s running mate.

To the surprise of virtually no one, Trump took to his preferred medium to deliver the news.

“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,” he tweeted.

News that Pence was the choice began to leak yesterday afternoon, and there was a news conference originally scheduled for today to reveal his choice. Trump decided to delay the announcement in the wake of the horrific attack in Nice, and even insisted last night that he hadn’t made a “final, final decision.”

The delay has led some to question whether there was more going on behind the scenes on the VP selection front. Reports indicate that Trump was “irritated’ by the media leak, and still hadn’t spoken with the other two candidates on the list, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, when the news started to break.

Pence was spotted arriving in New York, and he was facing a filing deadline of today if he planned to seek re-election as Governor. That’s likely what forced the decision to be finalized today, but we’ll keep our eyes on Trump’s twitter account for any additional clarity he may provide.

Source: NBC News
Photo: ABC News Screenshot

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