Donald Trump has formally introduced his pick for vice president Mike Pence as a "solid" and "highly talented" man in their first public appearance on a joint ticket for the White House.
"I think it helps", Trump said.
Asserting that the situation in the Middle East is "out of control" and more unstable than ever, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday said America needs "new leadership" and "new thinking" which his presidency can provide.
"Just as the Pence drama was unfolding, an attacker with no apparent ties to any known terrorist group drove a truck into a huge crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, France".
President of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, said: "Donald Trump just doubled down on his agenda of hate and discrimination by choosing the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Mike Pence for his ticket". But wanting to ensure, foremost, Hillary Clinton did not win in November, she said, with the addition of Pence, she intends to vote for the real estate mogul in November.
Saturday's event in a New York City hotel ballroom had few of the traditional hallmarks of what is arguably one of the most important decisions for a presidential candidate.
Stahl confronted Pence about one of Trump's most infamous attacks and if he went too far.
Indeed, Trump's own actions - saying he'd not made a final decision even after Pence was summoned to NY, then delaying the announcement - left the distinct impression of doubt.
"To prevent the alternative?" he said. In introducing him, the nominee-in-waiting made sure to speak at length about changing a federal law that bars churches from engaging in political activity.
He claimed that while Mr Pence had endorsed Mr Trump's party rival Ted Cruz in Indiana's primary, the governor also praised Mr Trump as he did so.
The bill, which LGBT activists said was a "license to discriminate", faced huge backlash from celebrities, politicians, and companies including Apple and Microsoft, while 70% of the state's voters said they were opposed to the bill.
The underwhelming rollout continued when Pence got back to IN, where a few hundred people greeted him at a suburban Indianapolis airport hangar bereft of any "Trump-Pence" signs or other obvious trappings of a presidential campaign.
Pence did succeed in eventually muscling his way onto the stage, where he confirmed what we already knew: That he's a pretty basic guy, raised by an ear of corn and a slice of Wonder Bread.
Trump jokingly nudged Pence a bit and said, "He's entitled to make a mistake every once in a while".
The Weekly Standard told the story over the weekend, describing what one reporter overheard Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort say about Christie's state of mind.
Pence spent 12 years in Congress before being elected governor and his demeanour is as calm as Trump's is fiery. A steady conservative with extensive governing experience, Pence may also serve to reassure Republicans who are skeptical about Trump's conservative bona fides.
In foreign policy, Trump would lead from strength, Pence said.
"Since 1954, tax-exempt organizations, including religious organizations, have been prohibited from endorsing candidates", Lorenz said.