After saying he was going to postpone the announcement until tomorrow in light of the attacks in Nice, Donald Trump got itchy and pulled the trigger on Twitter this 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 pick will be made official at a news conference tomorrow.
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is socially conservative. I also understand he was facing a tough reelection battle in his home state. He supports anti-LGBT legislation, he is anti-choice, he wants to defund Planned Parenthood, and he’s anti-immigration. He is also a cigarette truther.
Hillary already has an ad out criticizing the new VP contender, Mike Pence.
Pence, who endorsed Ted Cruz in the primary, has also spoken against a few of Trump’s policies.
Mostly, however, the guy just seems kind of dull. He will apparently appeal to establishment Republicans, although having a white dude from Indiana is not exactly going to widen Trump’s appeal.
The reaction on Twitter was fairly muted given the hostile reaction Trump usually elicits, which I suppose was exactly Trump’s intent. Do no harm.
Who is making the "Feed the Birds" parody with "Trump-Pence" swapped in for "tuppence"? Someone is, I just know it.— Margaret Lyons (@margeincharge) July 15, 2016
This election will end with Chris Christie wearing a TRUMP/PENCE 2016 sandwich board outside a Hoboken polling station.— Mr. Butter Chicken (@MrButterChicken) July 15, 2016
Pence is just the excuse conservatives are going to need to talk themselves into the idea that Trump will be fine.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 15, 2016
John Podesta responds to Trump VP, saying: "Pence is the most extreme pick in a generation."— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) July 15, 2016
the only thing funnier than seeing furious bernie fans is seeing furious trump fans over the pence news— psychicpebbles (@psychicpebble) July 15, 2016
As most of us don’t know that much about Pence, we are looking to our Indiana readers to help enlighten us.